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English definition of “civilized”

civilized

adjective (POLITE) (UK usually civilised)     /ˈsɪv.ɪ.laɪzd/
If a person or their behaviour is civilized, they are polite and behave in a calm and reasonable way: Let's discuss this like civilized people (= politely and calmly).Polite and respectfulPolite and respectful
(Definition of civilized adjective (POLITE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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