Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of uncivilized.

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  • adj. without civilizing influences

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Blair's ministers began openly to champion the cause of the white farmers who made up the backbone of the former Rhodesian regime - while denouncing the black leadership which defeated it as 'uncivilised' - British interference in Zimbabwe has been ceaseless.

    ANC Today

  • In the aftermath of the 2002 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Australia, 'The (British) Guardian' correspondent, Seamus Milne, wrote: "Since Blair's ministers began openly to champion the cause of the white farmers who made up the backbone of the former Rhodesian regime - while denouncing the black leadership which defeated it as 'uncivilised' - British interference in Zimbabwe has been ceaseless.

    ANC Today

  • Less conspicuous terms such as "non-democratic" (a neo-colonial equivalent to "uncivilised", perhaps?) could be similarly loaded and dangerous and are often used to promote and justify war.

    Racism and War: Overcoming Us and Them

  • He also authorized what Saddam was condemned for - using poison gas for the first time ever against a civilian population and at the time wrote: "I am strongly in favour of using poison gas against 'uncivilised' tribes."

    The Price of Imperial Arrogance

  • In a 2002 BBC poll, this "uncivilised" war criminal was voted the greatest-ever Briton, and his bust is now prominently displayed in the Oval Office occupied by the current war criminal ensconced in it.

    The Price of Imperial Arrogance

  • However environmental degradation and unsustainable harvesting had reduced harvests in some areas, while the tradition of eating them was being discouraged, sometimes by churches that opposed entomophagy (the eating of insects), or simply by a westernised aversion to what was seen as "uncivilised" behaviour.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Ntafu said the decision was "uncivilised," adding that Denmark's withdrawal has left his ministry in suspense, saying "we need to start looking for alternatives and this wastes time."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Britain recalled its ambassador from Zimbabwe Thursday as strained relations snapped between Prime Minister Tony Blair's "gay gangsters" and President Robert Mugabe's "uncivilised" government.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • That campaign put an end to the myth that the African people were too "uncivilised" to follow the example of the "civilised"

    MAHATMA GANDHI AND JOHN DUBE(1)

  • Bill was placed before parliament, ostensibly with a view to preventing 'uncivilised' blacks from acquiring the franchise.

    ZEMK' INKOMO MAGWALANDINI

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