Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » C » Civil List ... Clamoring


Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does civility mean? 

  The noun CIVILITY has 2 senses:

1. formal or perfunctory politeness
2. the act of showing regard for others

  Familiarity information: CIVILITY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1civility [BACK TO TOP]


Formal or perfunctory politeness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("civility" is a kind of...):

courtesy; good manners (a courteous manner)


civil; polite (not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others)

rude; uncivil (lacking civility or good manners)


incivility (deliberate discourtesy)

Sense 2civility [BACK TO TOP]


The act of showing regard for others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


civility; politeness

Hypernyms ("civility" is a kind of...):

formality (compliance with formal rules)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "civility"):

courtesy (a courteous or respectful or considerate act)

deference; respect (a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard)

devoir (formal expression of respect)

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"God cures and the physician takes the fee." (English proverb)

"We are all related." (Native American proverb, Lakota)

"I'm up to it and to any great thing." (Arabic proverb)

"What comes easily is lost easily." (Egyptian proverb)

 CIVILITY: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0389 seconds

AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the dictionary to your list of search providers.

Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


Other popular searches: