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civilized

adjective

Simple Definition of civilized

  • : marked by well-organized laws and rules about how people behave with each other

  • : polite, reasonable, and respectful

  • : pleasant and comfortable

Full Definition of civilized

  1. :  characteristic of a state of civilization <civilized society>; especially :  characterized by taste, refinement, or restraint

Examples of civilized

  1. A civilized society must respond to crime with fairness and justice.

  2. Stop yelling. We have to be more civilized about this.

  3. Try to act like a civilized human being!

  4. a civilized way to spend the evening



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First Known Use of civilized

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