Civilized vs Posh - What's the difference?

civilized | posh |


As an adjective civilized

is having a highly developed society or culture.

As a proper noun posh is

(soccer) , a football club from peterborough, england.

civilized

English

Alternative forms

* civilised (mostly British)

Adjective

(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

    posh

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Associated with the upper classes.
  • She talks with a posh accent.
  • Stylish, elegant, exclusive (expensive).
  • After the performance they went out to a very posh restaurant.
  • Snobbish, materialistic, prejudiced, under the illusion that they are better than everyone else. usually offensive. (especially in Scotland and Northern England)
  • We have a right posh git moving in next door

    Quotations

    * 1919: "Well, it ain't one of the classic events. It were run over there." Docker jerked a thumb vaguely in the direction of France. "At a 'Concours Hippique,' which is posh for 'Race Meeting.' — Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, June 18, 1919

    Interjection

    Posh!
  • * 1889: "The czar! Posh! I slap my fingers--I snap my fingers at him." — Rudyard Kipling, The Man Who Was
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