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civilized

[siv-uh-lahyzd] /ˈsɪv əˌlaɪzd/
adjective
1.
having an advanced or humane culture, society, etc.
2.
polite; well-bred; refined.
3.
of or relating to civilized people:
The civilized world must fight ignorance.
4.
easy to manage or control; well organized or ordered:
The car is quiet and civilized, even in sharp turns.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; civilize + -ed2
Related forms
civilizedness
[siv-uh-lahy-zid-nis, -lahyzd] /ˈsɪv əˌlaɪ zɪd nɪs, -ˌlaɪzd/ (Show IPA),
noun
half-civilized, adjective
hypercivilized, adjective
noncivilized, adjective
subcivilized, adjective
supercivilized, adjective
ultracivilized, adjective
well-civilized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well civilized

civilized

/ˈsɪvɪˌlaɪzd/
adjective
1.
having a high state of culture and social development
2.
cultured; polite: a civilized discussion
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Word Origin and History for well civilized

civilized

adj.

1610s, past participle adjective from civilize.

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