Synonyms of uncivilized
1 primitiveDictionary • non-Western countries which did not wish to appear backward or uncivilized
primitive • studies of primitive societies
wild • the wild tribes which still roam the northern plains with their horse herds
savage • a savage people
barbarian • rude and barbarian people
illiterate • A large percentage of the population is illiterate.
uneducated • Though an uneducated man, Chavez was not a stupid one.
barbaric • a prehistoric and barbaric world
barbarous • He thought the poetry of Whitman barbarous.
2 uncouthDictionary • mutual accusations of uncivilized behaviour
uncouth • that oafish, uncouth person
gross • He is a gross and boorish individual.
vulgar • He was a vulgar old man, but he never swore in front of women.
coarse • They don't know how to behave, and are coarse and insulting.
philistine • the country's philistine, consumerist mentality
churlish • It seemed churlish to refuse an offer meant so kindly.
brutish • The man was brutish and coarse.
beyond the pale
boorish • Crude was the word for him. Boorish.
unpolished • an uncouth and unpolished yokel
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barbarianIn former times, barbarians were people from other countries who were thought to be uncivilized and violent.
• rude and barbarian people
• a prehistoric and barbaric world
barbarousIf you describe something as barbarous, you strongly disapprove of it because you think that it is rough and uncivilized.
• He thought the poetry of Whitman barbarous.
Thesaurus for uncivilized from the Collins English Thesaurus