hy·​per·​civ·​i·​lized ˌhī-pər-ˈsi-və-ˌlīzd How to pronounce hypercivilized (audio)
variants or hyper-civilized
: extremely or excessively civilized
… perhaps revealing a central influence on his own hypercivilized diction.Walter Kirn

Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypercivilized was in 1841

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“Hypercivilized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypercivilized. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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