Civilized vs Hypercivilized - What's the difference?

civilized | hypercivilized |

As adjectives the difference between civilized and hypercivilized

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



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




    (en adjective)
  • Very highly civilized.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=March 27, author=A. O. Scott, title=Film Festival: The City as Bane, Nature as Balm, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=A fascination with the natural world — which seems at once fragile and enduring, forbiddingly strange and intimately known — is an obvious response to, and escape from, our hypercivilized , technology-saturated, globalized habitations. }}