from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not civilized; barbarous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Crude, barbarous, wild, uncultured.
- adj. Used to describe people who display a marked lack of manners as defined by a given culture.
- adj. Used to describe behaviours deemed savage or inappropriate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not civilized; not reclaimed from savage life; rude; barbarous; savage.
- adj. Not civil; coarse; clownish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not civilized or reclaimed from savage life; rude; barbarous; savage: as, uncivilized hordes.
- Coarse; indecent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without civilizing influences
But I believe that calling people barbarians, fools, or uncivilized is the antithesis of reasoned discourse and rational debate, and it pretty much closes the door to any sort of meaningful conversation.
I guess this could be dangerous in uncivilized society, where people are more or less educated.
However, anyone who thinks this is an isolated incident or that it only happens in uncivilized, hick states has their head so far up their ass, they should be able to reconsume their dinner.
One general description of civilized verses uncivilized is in reference to how much respect the people have for life.
Civilization is a relative arbitrary term; and the ancestors whom we are pleased to term uncivilized, may have possessed as high a degree of mental culture as ourselves, though it unquestionably differed in kind.
Quite a character reference, she thought—to be called uncivilized by someone as low and vicious as a Kazon-Ogla.
Can a world that raises up such people be called uncivilized?
He is popularly called uncivilized; I do not know why.
He is popularly called uncivilized, I do not know why.
It seems that the so-called uncivilized have more respect for life and our OH - so refined Society.