Synonyms and Antonyms of civil
- The country was not destroyed by outside enemies but by a series of civil wars.
- I know you're angry, but please try to be civil to each other.
Synonym Discussion of civil
- owed the questioner a civil reply
- if you can't be pleasant, at least be polite
- clerks who were unfailingly courteous to customers
- a gallant suitor of the old school
- a chivalrous display of duty
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