Definitions for civilizedˈsɪv əˌlaɪzd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

civ•i•lizedˈsɪv əˌlaɪzd(adj.)

  1. having an advanced or humane culture, society, etc.

  2. polite; well-bred; refined.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. civilized, civilised(adj)

    having a high state of culture and development both social and technological

    "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"

  2. civilized, civilised, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polite(adj)

    marked by refinement in taste and manners

    "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. civilized(adjective)ˈsɪv əˌlaɪzd

    modern and well developed

    a civilized society

  2. civilizedˈsɪv əˌlaɪzd

    polite and well-educated

    civilized behavior


  1. civilized(Adjective)

    Having a highly developed society or culture.

  2. civilized(Adjective)

    Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, reasonable, ethical.

  3. civilized(Adjective)

    Marked by refinement in taste and manners.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Civilized

    of Civilize

  2. Civilized(adj)

    reclaimed from savage life and manners; instructed in arts, learning, and civil manners; refined; cultivated


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