Definition of Civilized

1. Adjective. Having a high state of culture and development both social and technological. "Terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"

Exact synonyms: Civilised
Similar to: Advanced, Civil, Humane
Also: Educated, Refined
Antonyms: Noncivilized



2. Adjective. Marked by refinement in taste and manners. "Polite society"
Exact synonyms: Civilised, Cultivated, Cultured, Genteel, Polite
Similar to: Refined
Derivative terms: Genteelness

Definition of Civilized

1. a. Reclaimed from savage life and manners; instructed in arts, learning, and civil manners; refined; cultivated.

Definition of Civilized

1. Adjective. Having a highly developed society or culture. ¹

2. Adjective. Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, reasonable, ethical. ¹

3. Adjective. Marked by refinement in taste and manners. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Civilized

1. civilize [v] - See also: civilize

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Civilized

civilise
civilised
civilises
civilish
civilising
civilist
civilists
civilities
civility
civilizable
civilization
civilization-state
civilizational
civilizations
civilize
civilized (current term)
civilizer
civilizers
civilizes
civilizing
civill
civilly
civilness
civilnesses
civilogue
civilogues
civils
civision
civism
civisms

Literary usage of Civilized

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report by Indians Rights Association (1908)
"SOME OBSERVATIONS OF CONDITIONS IN THE FIVE civilized TRIBES ADDRESS OF HON. GEORGE VAUX, JR. It was not without a distinct sense of disappointment that I ..."

2. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1891)
"... whether of savage or civilized theology, in narratives of visits to the Regions of Souls —Local ization of the Future Life—Distant earthly region ..."

3. The Mind of Primitive Man: A Course of Lectures Delivered Before the Lowell by Franz Boas (1911)
"It seems necessary, therefore, as a last step in our discussion, to define and explain the mental re-actions which distinguish primitive man and civilized ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"During his forty years in Plymouth pulpit men from every part of the civilized world came to hear him, and to every part of the civilized world did his ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"training in civilized races being usually more adequate in the case of man than of ... civilized man has progressed generally on primitive man in size, ..."

6. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"United together, and we must be a great, free and prosperous people, whose renown must spread throughout the civilized world, and pass down, we trust, ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... especially when they were unable or unwilling to emigrate; but such has not often been the case for any considerable time among civilized nations. ..."

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