ul·​tra·​civ·​i·​lized | \ ˌəl-trə-ˈsi-və-ˌlīzd How to pronounce ultracivilized (audio) \
variants: or ultra-civilized

Definition of ultracivilized

: highly civilized : supercivilized: such as
a : advanced to a very high level of cultural or technological development an ultracivilized city/society
b : characterized by a very high degree of taste, refinement, or restraint ultracivilized dining her ultracivilized speech/manner … the ultra-civilized, silver-haired British broadcaster best known to American audiences as the host of "Masterpiece Theatre" …— Adam Bernstein … an ultra-civilized way to commune with nature without sacrificing 1,000-thread-count sheets, hot showers and housekeeping.— Josh Sens

First Known Use of ultracivilized

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Ultracivilized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultracivilized. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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