• WordNet 3.6
    • adj uncivilised without civilizing influences "barbarian invaders","barbaric practices","a savage people","fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade","wild tribes"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Uncivilised barbarous
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In literature:

Thus they were by no means uncivilised, but their condition was in some respects most barbarous.
"History of Australia and New Zealand" by Alexander Sutherland
I don't think anybody else will wear uncivilised clothes.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
That is the reason why people who live out of town are so absolutely uncivilised.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
It's an uncivilised idea, I guess, but so is war.
"The Sequel" by George A. Taylor
The tramp, like the noble savage, is a relic of uncivilised life with which we can very well afford to dispense.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
I did not believe then, nor do I now, that he was anything worse than sulky and uncivilised.
"Four Ghost Stories" by Mrs. Molesworth
Customary language has classed the condition of man under the two descriptions of civilised and uncivilised life.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
She was perfectly sick of this uncivilised, lonely life.
"The Triumph of Hilary Blachland" by Bertram Mitford
The finer people, especially, smiled at these three uncivilised Mongols, as they deemed us.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

In the mad, uncivilised world of social media, the old rules simply don't apply, writes Malachi O'Doherty.