Courtesy, Excessive

Courtesy, Excessive

Covetousness (See GREED.)
Alphonse and Gaston
personifications of overdone politeness. [Comics: Horn, 77–78]
Haskell, Eddie
hypocritical teenager, gracious toward adults, pugnacious toward children. [TV: “Leave it to Beaver” in Terrace, II, 18–19]
Petruchio
his excessive courtesy a stratagem to break Katharina. [Br. Lit.: The Taming of the Shrew]