Civic vs Civilized - What's the difference?

civic | civilized |

As adjectives the difference between civic and civilized

is that civic is civic while civilized is having a highly developed society or culture.



(wikipedia civic)


(en adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or belonging to a city, a citizen, or citizenship; municipal or civil.
  • Thousands of people came to the Civic''' Center to show off their '''civic pride.
  • Of or relating to the citizen, or of good citizenship and its rights and duties.
  • civic duty

    Derived terms

    * civic centre * civics * civic-minded



    Alternative forms

    * civilised (mostly British)


    (en adjective)
  • Having a highly developed society or culture.
  • Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, reasonable, ethical.
  • Marked by refinement in taste and manners.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=5 citation , passage=A waiter brought his aperitif, which was a small scotch and soda, and as he sipped it gratefully he sighed.
       ‘Civilized ,’ he said to Mr. Campion. ‘Humanizing.’ […] ‘Cigars and summer days and women in big hats with swansdown face-powder, that's what it reminds me of.’}}

    See also

    * civil