What does uncivilized mean?

Definitions for uncivilizedʌnˈsɪv əˌlaɪzd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word uncivilized.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild(adj)

    without civilizing influences

    "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"


  1. uncivilized(Adjective)

    Crude, barbarous, wild, uncultured.

  2. uncivilized(Adjective)

    Used to describe people who display a marked lack of manners as defined by a given culture.

  3. uncivilized(Adjective)

    Used to describe behaviours deemed savage or inappropriate.

  4. Origin: From the British spelling uncivilised, with the general spelling reform of "-ise" to "-ize".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncivilized(adj)

    not civilized; not reclaimed from savage life; rude; barbarous; savage; as, the uncivilized inhabitants of Central Africa

  2. Uncivilized(adj)

    not civil; coarse; clownish


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uncivilized in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uncivilized in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chinese Foreign Ministry:

    This is an uncivilized act of illegal kidnapping and a serious violation of basic human rights.

  2. Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders:

    The United States must not engage in torture, if we do, in an increasingly brutal world, we lose our moral standing to condemn other nations or groups that engage in uncivilized behavior.

Images & Illustrations of uncivilized

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