uncivil

adjective un·civ·il \ ˌən-ˈsi-vəl \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of uncivil

1 : not civilized : barbarous
2 : lacking in courtesy : ill-mannered, impolite
  • uncivil remarks
3 : not conducive to civic harmony and welfare

uncivilly

play \ˌən-ˈsi-və-lē\ adverb

Examples of uncivil in a Sentence

  1. the uncivil and wild land that the pioneers tamed and settled

  2. such uncivil behavior will not be tolerated

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First Known Use of uncivil

1553


UNCIVIL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of uncivil for English Language Learners

  • : rude or impolite


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