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Adj.1.uncivilised - without civilizing influencesuncivilised - without civilizing influences; "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"
noncivilised, noncivilized - not having a high state of culture and social development
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If it has taken centuries or thousands of years to improve or modify most of our plants up to their present standard of usefulness to man, we can understand how it is that neither Australia, the Cape of Good Hope, nor any other region inhabited by quite uncivilised man, has afforded us a single plant worth culture.
In regard to the domestic animals kept by uncivilised man, it should not be overlooked that they almost always have to struggle for their own food, at least during certain seasons.
It is to be remembered likewise that neither the Greeks nor Romans, from whom we have received all our information, ever carried their arms into this part of the world, or ever heard of multitudes of nations that dwell upon the banks of this vast river; that the countries where the Nile rises, and those through which it runs, have no inhabitants but what are savage and uncivilised; that before they could arrive at its head, they must surmount the insuperable obstacles of impassable forests, inaccessible cliffs, and deserts crowded with beasts of prey, fierce by nature, and raging for want of sustenance.
All I have learned at foreign courts, and amongst civilised and uncivilised people, is going to be utilised within the next couple of hours."
Accordingly, the men who were wanted were sought out and found; which was in itself a most uncivilised and irregular way of proceeding.
Are they cruel, savage, and uncivilised, or hospitable and humane?
It is always well, when dealing with uncivilised people, not to be in too great a hurry.
They behaved in uncivilised manners with hujjaj and sometimes they quarrelled over petty things, she added.
Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 18 (ANI): Calling Pakistan an "uncivilised" nation, former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said the world has seen that its Army was a "rogue Army".
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo described the abandonment of the Filipino fishing boat crew as "outrageous and barbaric and uncivilised," while demanding that the Chinese government to impose punitive action against those responsible for the incident.
A section of leaders from Murang'a County have demanded an apology from Central Organisation of Trader Unions (Cotu) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli over his use of the term "washenzi" (uncivilised) in reference to people from central Kenya.Angered by Mr Atwoli's remarks, the leaders have threatened to disrupt Labour Day celebrations which he is expected to preside over.
Reacting to the development, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Osun State council in a statement signed by its chairman and secretary, Comrade Kehinde Ayantunji and Comrade Bamigbola Boladale respectively described the attack as uncivilised and barbaric.