- Having a highly developed society or culture.
- Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, reasonable, ethical.
- Marked by refinement in taste and manners.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 5, in The China Governess:
- A waiter brought his aperitif, which was a small scotch and soda, and as he sipped it gratefully he sighed.
‘Civilized,’ he said to Mr. Campion. ‘Humanizing.’ […] ‘Cigars and summer days and women in big hats with swansdown face-powder, that's what it reminds me of.’
having a highly developed society or culture
showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement
marked by refinement in taste and manners
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