Definitions

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  • adjective Too much civilized.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ civilized

Examples

  • In fact, to be overcivilized is to be less civilized because genuine civilization includes a robust willingness to enforce its order and truths on anarchy, violence, murder and superstition.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Justice:

  • In fact, to be overcivilized is to be less civilized because genuine civilization includes a robust willingness to enforce its order and truths on anarchy, violence, murder and superstition.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » 2004 » September

  • As long as we remain overcivilized, anarchy, violence, murder and superstition will continue their sinister recovery — until one day you may think you hear your own mother’s voice [pleading for your life] on the network news.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » 2004 » September

  • As long as we remain overcivilized, anarchy, violence, murder and superstition will continue their sinister recovery — until one day you may think you hear your own mother’s voice [pleading for your life] on the network news.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Justice:

  • The "overcivilized" were wealthy women who spent all of their time indoors and needed C-sections, Newell wrote, because they weren't sturdy and hardy like the poor women who worked in the fields, who were able to get out and exercise, and give birth easily.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Another example of how we're becoming "overcivilized."

    Deer Jumps Into Lion Pen at DC Zoo

  • Another example of how we're becoming "overcivilized."

    Deer Jumps Into Lion Pen at DC Zoo

  • I hate to overgeneralize or stereotype people, but the average adult in this country, especially in the urban areas, is an overcivilized wimp.

    Tiny LEGO Gun Spells Big Trouble For Student

  • I hate to overgeneralize or stereotype people, but the average adult in this country, especially in the urban areas, is an overcivilized wimp.

    Tiny LEGO Gun Spells Big Trouble For Student

  • Whether he was trying to compensate for his beloved father, who bought a draft substitute in the Civil War, or because, as he often wrote, he feared that the Anglo-Saxon "race" was becoming "overcivilized" and weak, Roosevelt wanted to test himself in the crucible of battle.

    Why Men Love War

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