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Definition of Civilized


  1. of Civilize
  2. Reclaimed from savage life and manners; instructed in arts, learning, and civil manners; refined; cultivated.

Civilized Quotations

The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.
Arthur Keith

You have to realize that up until about 1959, Africa was dominated by the colonial powers. And by the colonial powers of Europe having complete control over Africa, they projected Africa always in a negative light - jungles, savages, cannibals, nothing civilized.
Malcolm X

No matter how civilized we are and how much society has curbed violent behavior. Human beings still have the same genes they had 10,000 years ago. Our bodies are designed to have a certain amount of physical stress and violence in them. We're designed to run from jaguars and fight to defend our territory.
Joe Rogan

One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilized people - men of the stature of Garry Kasparov, the former world champion, who was my part-time coach.
Magnus Carlsen

The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
John Stuart Mill
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Civilized Translations

civilized in German is gesittet, zivilisierte
civilized in Spanish is modoso, civilizado
civilized in Swedish is civiliserad
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