Meaning of civilized

civ•i•lized

Pronunciation: (siv'u-līzd"), [key]
— adj.
  1. having an advanced or humane culture, society, etc.
  2. polite; well-bred; refined.
  3. of or pertaining to civilized people: The civilized world must fight ignorance.
  4. easy to manage or control; well organized or ordered: The car is quiet and civilized, even in sharp turns.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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