supercivilized

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

super- +‎ civilized

Adjective[edit]

supercivilized (comparative more supercivilized, superlative most supercivilized)

  1. highly civilized
    • 1886, Henry James, The Princess Casamassima.
      There was no peace for him between the two currents that flowed in his nature, the blood of his passionate, plebeian mother and that of his long-descended, supercivilised sire. They continued to toss him from one side to the other; they arrayed him in intolerable defiances and revenges against himself.