uncivilized

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj uncivilized 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Uncivilized Not civil; coarse; clownish.
    • Uncivilized Not civilized; not reclaimed from savage life; rude; barbarous; savage; as, the uncivilized inhabitants of Central Africa.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uncivilized Not civilized or reclaimed from savage life; rude; barbarous; savage: as, uncivilized hordes.
    • uncivilized Coarse; indecent.
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Quotations

  • Cyril Connolly
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    “The civilized are those who get more out of life than the uncivilized, and for this we are not likely to be forgiven.”
  • Georg Hegel
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    “Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.”

Usage

In literature:

At any rate it is uncivil and must be amended.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Their exorcism does not lay the ghost, and they are limited to addressing it in uncivil language.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
He comes from an uncivilized continent on the other side of the world, and soon he'll be going back there.
"The Hosts of the Air" by Joseph A. Altsheler
And then he met the inevitable questions as best he could in order not to appear curt or uncivil.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
The repose that even this uncivilized people longed for was denied them by a most unfortunate incident.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
You are very uncivil, cousin, and very unlike the rest of the world.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
To refuse seemed uncivil when they pressed him so.
"The Age of Erasmus" by P. S. Allen
It would have appeared uncivil and rude to most little girls.
"Wreaths of Friendship" by T. S. Arthur and F. C. Woodworth
Two large sheep-dogs, which only wanted a hint to be uncivil, walked beside him.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
She must be accepted for what she was, civilized or uncivilized, heathen or Christian.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
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In poetry:

So to escape too many friends,
Without uncivil strife,
She ran to the Atlantic pond
And paddled for her life.
"The Lay Of A Golden Goose" by Louisa May Alcott
"Great Squire, if it isn't uncivil
To hint at starvation before you,
Look down on a poor hungry devil,
And give him some bread, I implore you!"
"Cotton and Corn" by Thomas Moore
In such a sweltering day as this
A knapsack is the devil!
And if on t'other side I sat
It would not only spoil our chat
But make me seem uncivil.
"The Cross Roads" by Robert Southey

In news:

Iran under threat by 'uncivilized Zionists.
The condition being scrutinized is the toxic, uncivil, mistrustful polarization of American politics -- or, more precisely, political arguments.
Occupy Denver's actions at the vigil to honor the homeless were downright uncivil and disrespectful.
He's used to uncivil people who expect to find something in their mailbox and then don't.
The rhetoric of the super PACs is making this presidential contest very uncivil.
It only took surgery on my rotator cuff, putting me in a sling for a month, to discover just how uncivil we have become.
Our new Lexington worries about the consequences of uncivil politics in a civil country.
Civil-unions battle uncivil in Colo.
Perrillo talks about her new book, Uncivil Rights.
Who says PBS is uncivil .
They shouted profanities, interrupted the speaker and were downright uncivil and disrespectful.
Alex Bellink, flickr Uncivil -Behavior-300x2251.
Civic education in uncivil times.
Public discourse takes an uncivil turn.
Uncivil Airing Snarls Dress Debate.
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