also uncivilised BrE [ʌnˈsıvılaızd] adj
1.) behaviour that is uncivilized is rude or socially unacceptable
2.) old-fashioned societies that are uncivilized have a very simple way of life, and have not developed social, legal, economic etc systems

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  • Uncivilized — Un*civ i*lized, a. 1. Not civilized; not reclaimed from savage life; rude; barbarous; savage; as, the uncivilized inhabitants of Central Africa. [1913 Webster] 2. Not civil; coarse; clownish. [R.] Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uncivilized — index brutal, caitiff, disorderly, vicious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • uncivilized — c.1600, barbarous, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of CIVILIZE (Cf. civilize). UNCIVIL (Cf. Uncivil) in the same sense is recorded from 1550s …   Etymology dictionary

  • uncivilized — (Amer.) adj. primitive, uncultured, uneducated, uncouth, unrefined (also uncivilised) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • uncivilized — [adj] wild, uncultured barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, boorish, brutish, churlish, coarse, crass, crude, discourteous, disrespectful, gross, ill bred, impertinent, impolite, loutish, mannerless, outrageous, philistine, primitive, rude, rugged,… …   New thesaurus

  • uncivilized — (also uncivilised) ► ADJECTIVE 1) not socially or culturally advanced. 2) impolite; bad mannered …   English terms dictionary

  • uncivilized — [unsiv′ə līzd΄] adj. 1. not civilized; barbarous; unenlightened 2. far from civilization …   English World dictionary

  • uncivilized — also ised BrE adjective 1 uncivilized behaviour is rude or socially unacceptable: uncivilized incidents of racial violence 2 an uncivilized hour informal extremely early in the morning …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • uncivilized — [[t]ʌ̱nsɪ̱vɪlaɪzd[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone s behaviour as uncivilized, you find it unacceptable, for example because it is very cruel or very rude. The campaign has abounded in mutual accusations of uncivilised… …   English dictionary

  • uncivilized — un|civ|i|lized [ ʌn sıvl,aızd ] adjective 1. ) behaving in a rude or offensive way: uncivilized behavior 2. ) OLD FASHIONED used for describing a place or community that does not have advanced culture or technology. This word is now considered… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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