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"civilized" in British English

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(UK usually civilised) uk   us   /ˈsɪv.ɪ.laɪzd/

civilized adjective (DEVELOPED)

A civilized ​society or ​country has a well ​developedsystem of ​government, ​culture, and way of ​life and that ​treats the ​people who ​live there ​fairly: A ​fairjusticesystem is a ​fundamentalpart of a civilized ​society. The ​terroristattack on the UN ​building has ​shocked the civilized ​world.

civilized adjective (POLITE)

If a ​person or ​theirbehaviour is civilized, they are ​polite and ​behave in a ​calm and ​reasonable way: Let's ​discuss this like civilized ​people (= ​politely and ​calmly).

civilized adjective (COMFORTABLE)

used to ​describe a ​pleasant or ​comfortableplace or thing: "This is all very civilized," he said, ​settling himself down in a ​chair by the ​fire.
(Definition of civilized from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"civilized" in American English

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 us   /ˈsɪv·əˌlɑɪzd/
having a well-developed way of ​life and ​socialsystems: “A civilized ​societyallows for ​tolerance,” he said. Civilized also ​meanspleasant, ​comfortable, ​well-educated, or ​orderly: civilized ​behavior a civilized ​vacation
(Definition of civilized from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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