- 1 well organized socially with a very developed culture and way of life the civilized world rising crime in our so-called civilized societies civilized peoples
- 2having laws and customs that are fair and morally acceptable No civilized country should allow such terrible injustices.
- 3having or showing polite and reasonable behavior We couldn't even have a civilized conversation any more.
- 4 typical of a comfortable and pleasant way of life Breakfast on the terrace—how civilized! Let's go somewhere civilized and have dinner. opposite uncivilized