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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
References in classic literature ?
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?
According to their opinion in the urban citified culture, people treat a home without a garden just as a body without a soul.
Yankees are carpet-baggin', citified, rich exploiters, from New York or some damn place that sure ain't here.
Our Wild West is also getting citified by identifiable, upstanding corporate citizens.
That is why there is a persistence of the physical/(im)migrant human body, such as in Luz Mar Gonzalez Aria's article in which she examines--using Elizabeth Grosz's concept of bodies-cities and Paula Meehan's concept of citified embodiments: "the embodied dimension of the city and the citified character of its dwellers conceptualise both humans and spaces as (interactive agents of cultural production" (124).
Even the cuisine stays true to the FLOE vision, based on ingredients from purveyors within 50 miles of the property and interpreted into relatable yet citified dishes that center on quick, light bites and seasonal offerings.
As David Winchell, a 60-year-old owner of a roadside pizza and BBQ restaurant, told the Times, "This area is becoming too citified.
The look is definitely citified, daywear that easily transitions to night, with everything from casual tops and pants to blazers that look just right for going out to dinner.
Ironically, the Romantic response to widespread urbanization at the turn of the nineteenth century coincided with the growth of a leisured middle class, a growth enabled by mechanization and industrial development, which in turn produced an expanded, predominantly citified, readership for the 'return to nature' project of the Romantic poets.
In an effort to provide rural customers with the same, and sometimes a better, level of broadband connectivity that our citified friends and relatives enjoy, we have devoted enormous amounts of time, manpower and money.
Slowly, by the end of the book Sathy, whose whole life revolved around his village of Molasur, becomes citified.

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