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civ·i·lized

 (sĭv′ə-līzd′)
adj.
1. Having a highly developed society and culture.
2. Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, ethical, and reasonable: terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world.
3. Marked by refinement in taste and manners; cultured.

civilized

(ˈsɪvɪˌlaɪzd) or

civilised

adj
1. having a high state of culture and social development
2. cultured; polite: a civilized discussion.

civ•i•lized

(ˈsɪv əˌlaɪzd)

adj.
1. having an advanced or humane culture, society, etc.
2. polite; well-bred; refined.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.civilized - having a high state of culture and development both social and technological; "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"
educated - possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"
noncivilised, noncivilized - not having a high state of culture and social development
2.civilized - marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society"
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"

civilized

adjective
2. polite, mannerly, tolerant, gracious, courteous, affable, well-behaved, well-mannered Our divorce was conducted in a very civilized manner.

civilized

adjective
Characterized by discriminating taste and broad knowledge as a result of development or education:
Translations
kulturenomikan

civilized

[ˈsɪvɪlaɪzd] ADJ
1. (= socially advanced) [society, country, world, people] → civilizado
to become civilizedcivilizarse
2. (= refined, decent) [person, manner] → educado; [behaviour, conversation, company] → civilizado; [meal, place, tastes] → refinado; [time of day] → decente
he never phones at a civilized hournunca llama a una hora decente
how civilized! real champagne!¡qué refinado or cuánto refinamiento! ¡champán de verdad!
I know we disagree, but we could at least be civilized about itsé que no estamos de acuerdo, pero vamos a ser civilizados por lo menos

civilized

[ˈsɪvɪlaɪzd] civilised (British) adj
[country, society] → civilisé(e)
(= polite) [person] → courtois(e)
(= enlightened) → civilisé(e)
(= comfortable) → raffiné(e)
very civilized! → la classe!civil liberties npllibertés fpl civiques

civilized

adj
zivilisiert; all civilized nationsalle Kulturnationen
working hours, conditions, hourzivil; (= cultured) lifestyle, age etckultiviert; a more civilized place to live inein etwas zivilerer Ort zum Leben; brandy after dinner, very civilizedWeinbrand nach dem Essen, sehr gepflegt

civilized

[ˈsɪvɪˌlaɪzd] adj (country, society) → civilizzato/a, progredito/a; (behaviour, manner) → civile, cortese
References in classic literature ?
Could you, in such a case, tell surely of any company of civilized men which belonged to the most respected class?
In the savage state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter.
Dorothy wondered why the animals living in Foxville did not wear just their own hairy skins as wild foxes do; when she mentioned it to King Dox he said they clothed themselves because they were civilized.
I suggested that we cross the Channel and ascertain if we could not discover a more enlightened and civilized people upon the continent.
IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH AND SPIRITS--FELICITY OF THE TYPEES--THEIR ENJOYMENTS COMPARED WITH THOSE OF MORE ENLIGHTENED COMMUNITIES--COMPARATIVE WICKEDNESS OF CIVILIZED AND UNENLIGHTENED PEOPLE--A SKIRMISH IN THE MOUNTAIN WITH THE WARRIORS OF HAPPAR
At their hospitable boards I occasionally met with partners, and clerks, and hardy fur traders from the interior posts; men who had passed years remote from civilized society, among distant and savage tribes, and who had wonders to recount of their wide and wild peregrinations, their hunting exploits, and their perilous adventures and hair-breadth escapes among the Indians.
Thinks I, Queequeg, under the circumstances, this is a very civilized overture; but, the truth is, these savages have an innate sense of delicacy, say what you will; it is marvellous how essentially polite they are.
In the civilized countries I believe there are no witches left, nor wizards, nor sorceresses, nor magicians.
Good-by to inhabited and civilized regions of the earth!
They were two perfectly insignificant and incapable individuals, whose existence is only rendered possible through the high organization of civilized crowds.
It is a matter of vanity and ambition with them to discard everything that may bear the stamp of civilized life, and to adopt the manners, habits, dress, gesture, and even walk of the Indian.
Looking back after much love and much trouble, the instinct of primitive man, who seeks to personify the forces of Nature for his affection and for his fear, is awakened again in the breast of one civilized beyond that stage even in his infancy.