civilized

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

civilized

adjective

: 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

:  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

First Known Use of CIVILIZED

1611

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