Incivism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Incivism Lack of civism; lack of patriotism or love to one's country; unfriendliness to one's state or government.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n incivism Neglect of one's duty as a citizen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Incivism in′si-vizm neglect of one's duty as a citizen, conduct unbecoming a good citizen.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. in-, not + civism,: cf. F. incivisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

Not surely for want of Carlists, of aristocrats, of people guilty of incivism, of people suspected of being suspicious characters.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
A number of brave fellows who interfered were charged with incivism, and severely handled.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
Every lady who adorned herself with the relics of criminals might justly be suspected of incivism.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
He blamed the Ponkwasset directors for a species of incivism, in failing to have Northwick indicted at once, dead or alive.
"The Quality of Mercy" by W. D. Howells
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