Meaning of civilized

civilized




Someone who is cultured and polite — who knows to put his dinner napkin on his lap — is civilized. So could you please behave in a civilized manner and get your feet off the dinner table?

Civilized is an adjective that describes the very opposite of barbarity. A civilized person is polite and courteous; he knows how to say “please” and “thank you.” A civilized group of people is characterized by being socially and technologically advanced. Both dinner parties and fancy computer gadgets are signs of a civilized people. That friend of yours who likes to show people how he can belch the entire alphabet? Maybe not.

Definitions of civilized
  1. adjective

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

    “terrorist acts that shocked the
    civilized world”
    synonyms:

    civilised

    advanced

    (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry
    civil

    of or in a condition of social order
    humane

    showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement
    educated

    possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)
    refined

    (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
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    Antonyms:

    noncivilised, noncivilized

    not having a high state of culture and social development
    barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilised, uncivilized, wild

    without civilizing influences
    barbarous

    primitive in customs and culture
    nonliterate, preliterate

    used of a society that has not developed writing
    primitive

    used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies
    uneducated

    not having a good education
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  2. adjective

    marked by refinement in taste and manners

    synonyms:

    civilised, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polite

    refined

    (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel

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