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Having or pretending to have the sophisticated style or manner associated with an urban way of life.


(ˈsɪtɪˌfaɪd) or


often derogatory having the customs, manners, or dress of city people


(ˈsɪt ɪˌfaɪd)

having city habits.
[1820–30, Amer.]
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Adj.1.citified - being or having the customs or manners or dress of a city person
urban - located in or characteristic of a city or city life; "urban property owners"; "urban affairs"; "urban manners"
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He had a citified air about him that ate into Tom's vitals.
Rebecca," he continued, after a moment's pause, "who is that young girl with a lot of pretty red hair and very citified manners?
Illuminating the citified character of the educated elite, Lisa Birnbach's True Prep unintentionally reveals that "Ivy League" style, taste, and mores, which were traditionally tweedy, threadbare, town-and-country, and insular, are now urban, sophisticated, and cosmopolitan.
Highlighted by settings antithetical to swarming oppidan existence, such diverting head trips or reveries are an indispensable survival approach in the current world, operating as provisional beguilements from the clamor, overcrowding, structure, and unbending framework of citified experience.
31) Yet Rakoff's fish-out-of-water travel pieces--whether he is climbing a mountain in New Hampshire or attending a survivalist camp--position him as a recognizable type: the citified, effete Jew who lacks supposedly manly skills.
That is why there is a persistence of the physical/migrant human body such as in Luz Mar Gonzalez Aria's "In Dublin's Fair City: Citified Embodiments in Paula Meehan's Urban Landscapes.
Rifles were certainly the brothers' main stock-in-trade, but they were canny businessmen and wisely offered some handguns in a wide range of styles that appealed to a broad spectrum customers--everyone from citified gentlemen to homesteaders, argonauts and trappers heading West.
Villages are citified, cities are taken over by skyscrapers and small shops are swallowed by shopping centers.
According to their opinion in the urban citified culture, people treat a home without a garden just as a body without a soul.
It is a known fact that citified places like Cebu are likely to harbor more criminal elements and sophisticated modes of "one up-manship" that can seep into the crevices of Bohol's more laid-back and peaceful foundations.
Delphine is losing her grip on her sisters, and poor Big Ma can hardly keep her citified granddaughters in line.
Yankees are carpet-baggin', citified, rich exploiters, from New York or some damn place that sure ain't here.

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