Examples of uncivilized in a Sentence
He was awakened at an uncivilized hour.
They believe that capital punishment is uncivilized.
Recent Examples of uncivilized from the Web
In short, Congolese men and women are portrayed as uncivilized and barbaric.
And though its most populous resort town, South Padre Island, is known for its thumping spring break bacchanalia, the majority of this unattached spit of land remains uncivilized in the other sense of the word.
EVERYTHING IS FLAMMABLE (Uncivilized, $25.95) extends that aesthetic to a book-length narrative, a memoir of Bell’s difficult relationship with her mother, Maggie.
But there is a classic Freudian map to this anecdote: Cursing is the anarchic and uncivilized id, while the superego (associated with the father) is represented by the cops, and the ideal of an earlier, more orderly New York.
Others suggest the residents were forced to move by Soviet leaders, who deemed the caves uncivilized and wanted to source the rock as building material.
There was a perception that an innocent woman was trapped in a system that was not only unjust, but uncivilized.
Combining thoughtful inquiry with firsthand experience, Mr. Vance has inadvertently provided a civilized reference guide for an uncivilized election, and he’s done so in a vocabulary intelligible to both Democrats and Republicans.
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First Known Use of uncivilized
Synonymsbarbarian, barbaric, barbarous, heathen, heathenish, natural, Neanderthal (or Neandertal), rude, uncivil, savage, uncultivated, wild
Related Wordscoarse, crude, primitive, rough; uncouth, uncultured
Near Antonymscultured, enlightened, humane, sophisticated; genteel, polished, polite, refined, urbane, well-bred; semicivilized
UNCIVILIZED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uncivilized for English Language Learners
: not polite, reasonable, or respectful
: showing no concern for the well-being of people or for the proper way to behave toward people
: not having the kinds of social systems, technologies, etc., that are seen in most modern societies
UNCIVILIZED Defined for Kids
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