Definitions for Civilitysɪˈvɪl ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. civility(noun)

    formal or perfunctory politeness

  2. politeness, civility(noun)

    the act of showing regard for others


  1. civility(Noun)

    Politeness; an individual act or a manner of behaving which conforms to social conventions of propriety.


  1. Civility: Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy

    Civility: Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy is a book by Stephen L. Carter.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mary Wortley Montagu:

    Civility costs nothing and buys everything.

  2. George Herbert Walker Bush:

    The notion of political correctness . declares certain topics. certain expressions . even certain gestures off-limits. What began as a crusade for civility has soured into a cause of conflict and even censorship.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    I relate to it by running for president to try and create a climate where there is civility and understanding and to encourage mayors, leaders at the local level to engage so that there is not despair and isolation in communities.

  4. John Selden:

    He that will give himself to all manner of ways to get money may be rich; so he that lets fly all he knows or thinks may by chance be satirically witty. Honesty sometimes keeps a man from growing rich, and civility from being witty.

  5. Francys Johnson:

    The NAACP would defend Mrs. Gordeuk's right as a private citizen to free speech, however, those entrusted with responsibility for our children must set a high standard marked by civility. That is obviously a test the former principal failed.

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