Civilized vs Uncivilised - What's the difference?

civilized | uncivilised |


As adjectives the difference between civilized and uncivilised

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    uncivilised

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)