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CIVILIZED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does civilized mean? 

CIVILIZED (adjective)
  The adjective CIVILIZED has 2 senses:

1. having a high state of culture and development both social and technological
2. marked by refinement in taste and manners

  Familiarity information: CIVILIZED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CIVILIZED (adjective)


Sense 1civilized [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

civilised; civilized

Context example:

terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world

Similar:

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)

Also:

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

humane (marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering)

industrial (having highly developed industries)

refined ((used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel)

Antonym:

noncivilized (not having a high state of culture and social development)


Sense 2civilized [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by refinement in taste and manners

Synonyms:

cultured; genteel; civilised; civilized; polite; cultivated

Context examples:

cultivated speech / cultured Bostonians / cultured tastes / a genteel old lady / polite society

Similar:

refined ((used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel)


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