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adjective civilized pronunciation in British English /ˈsɪvəˌlaɪzd/

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  1. 1
    a civilized country, society etc has developed an advanced culture and institutions
    A civilized society does not solve conflicts in a way that causes so much suffering.
  2. 2
    polite and reasonable
    Let’s discuss this in a civilized manner.
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  3. 3
    pleasant, comfortable, and having everything you need or want
    The inn was described as ‘a haven of civilized living’.

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