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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ʌnˈsɪvəlaɪzd/
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Etymology 1

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From un- +‎ civilized.[1]

Adjective

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uncivilized (comparative more uncivilized, superlative most uncivilized)

  1. Not resembling a civilization.
  2. Crude, barbarous, wild, uncultured.
  3. Used to describe people who display a marked lack of manners as defined by a given culture.
  4. Used to describe behaviours deemed savage or inappropriate.
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References

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “uncivilized”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Etymology 2

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Verb

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uncivilized

  1. simple past and past participle of uncivilize