civilised


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Adj.1.civilised - 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"
2.civilised - 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"
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In some cases, however, unchanged or but little changed individuals of the same breed may be found in less civilised districts, where the breed has been less improved.
It is not that these countries, so rich in species, do not by a strange chance possess the aboriginal stocks of any useful plants, but that the native plants have not been improved by continued selection up to a standard of perfection comparable with that given to the plants in countries anciently civilised.
This, perhaps, partly explains what has been remarked by some authors, namely, that the varieties kept by savages have more of the character of species than the varieties kept in civilised countries.
Before this ugly edifice, and between it and the wheel-track of the street, was a grass-plot, much overgrown with burdock, pig-weed, apple-pern, and such unsightly vegetation, which evidently found something congenial in the soil that had so early borne the black flower of civilised society, a prison.
do you imagine any such event can arrive to a woman of figure in a civilised nation?"
"D--n their figures," cries the squire; "a pretty civilised nation, truly, where women are above the law.
An adolescent boy was lynched to death by so-called civilised citizens of Karachi who was caught red-handed stealing their valuables.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today lamented the participation of developed nations in warfare, despite claiming to be civilised.
It is the matter of what a civilised society looks like and whether we Kenyans are actually civilised.
The moral ethics and civilised manners of the people are constantly growing to extinction in our social fabrics.
'This is not a civilised conduct when you shower bullets upon civilians and unarmed protesters, and killing a 13-year-old boy is certainly no civilised conduct,' Qazi Yasir said.
Following the attacks, which are yet to be confirmed by the United Nations, the developed and 'civilised' nations, especially the US, France and the UK, unilaterally retaliated against Bashar al-Assad's forces by launching missile attacks.