Definition of 'civilized'
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They were civilized people who knew when society gets stale. Times, Sunday Times (2008)How could the individual man be civilized? American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)Enjoy it while you are still in a civilized country. Travels with Rosinante (1990)They acted so differently from civilized people in Rome! Christianity Today (2000)But tell me, is it a civilized country? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)All were to be denied the acceptance they sought because they did not observe the forms of civilized behaviour so dear to their social superiors. REBELS AND REDCOATS: The American Revolutionary War (2003)A civilized man making such a journey would have been bored by the monotony of ice and the seamless blue sky. The Broken God (1993)If not, then they deserve some sympathy for respecting the standards of civilized behaviour in the face of provocation by those not similarly inhibited. REBELS AND REDCOATS: The American Revolutionary War (2003)The men are in disbelief: 'Why this is a civilized country! Times, Sunday Times (2015)The rising Japanese did not do what many other newly civilized people have done in history: embark on an effort of conquest. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Yet I met many very civilized people in Bosnia despairing about what was happening to their society. Broken Lives (1993)The naval personnel had made it to national TV and become celebrities, and in civilized society celebrities receive suitable honors. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)
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British English: civilized ADJECTIVE
If you describe a society as civilized, you mean that it is advanced and has sensible laws and customs.
Some think boxing should be illegal in a civilized society.
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