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Meaning of CIVILIZED

Pronunciation:  'sivu`lIzd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having a high state of culture and development both social and technological; "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"
  2. [adj]  marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"

CIVILIZED is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: advanced, civil, civilised, cultivated, cultured, genteel, humane, polite
 Antonyms: noncivilised, noncivilized
 See Also: educated, industrial, refined



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Civ"i*lized\, a.
Reclaimed from savage life and manners; instructed in arts,
learning, and civil manners; refined; cultivated.

      Sale of conscience and duty in open market is not
      reconcilable with the present state of civilized
      society.                                 --J. Quincy.

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