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


often derogatory having the customs, manners, or dress of city people
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(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?
Even through the challenges, Ingraham mostly writes fondly of his new home, while poking gentle fun at his citified self as he settles in to what turns out to be the absolute best place to live in America, for his family.
While both the sons are played with impressive conviction by Yash Dholye and Mohammad Samad, it is Samad who emerges the true hero of the show, powering his character's journey from rustic ingenuity to citified wisdom with the minimum of ostentation.
Amenity packages are changing to become "more citified," Weiss added, noting that all his buildings have health clubs and "quality cafes."
The food uses targeted, holistic nutrition to meet the special needs of the citified pet and their modern pet parents--many of who treat their pets as their children.
The affluent started sending their children to Manila or neighboring localities becoming citified; the less so, to public schools which had begun to expand.
He glared at citified menfolk who had survived a lethal assault in the woods, grunting, "Don't never come hack here again."
Using somewhat circular logic, Currid-Halkett asserts that these meritocratic capitals are alluring because they are where "most aspirational class members live and consume and thus transmit values and status to one another." (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.) Describing the process of "assortative mating" and elite bunching that Murray previously elucidated, Currid-Halkett explains that "smart people want to be around other smart people ...
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.
produce each other as forms of the hyperreal, as modes of simulation which have overtaken and transformed whatever reality each may have had into the image of the other: the city is made and made over in the simulacrum of the body, and the body, in its turn, is transformed, 'citified,' urbanized as a distinctively metropolitan body.
(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.

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