ul·​tra·​civ·​i·​lized ˌəl-trə-ˈsi-və-ˌlīzd How to pronounce ultracivilized (audio)
variants or ultra-civilized
: highly civilized : supercivilized: such as
: advanced to a very high level of cultural or technological development
an ultracivilized city/society
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultracivilized was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Ultracivilized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultracivilized. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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