overciviliseret

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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

overciviliseret (neuter overciviliseret, plural and definite singular attributive overciviliserede)

  1. overcivilized
    • 1853, M. Goldschmidt, Hjemlos, page 322
      Otto, der havde givet saa nøie Agt paa Alt, hvad der vedkom det højere Selskabsliv og nærede en saa stor Længsel derefter, vidste ikke, om han var en Vild eller en Overciviliseret.
      Otto, who had been so attentive to all that pertained to higher social life and longed for this so greatly did not know whether he was a barbarian or overcivilized.
    • 1867, Jødedommen: ti populære foredrag, page 5
      Der er, som sagt, Intet simplere og ligefremmere; men for en overciviliseret Tidsalders fint udspundne Kløgt er det Simpleste og Ligefremmeste netop det Dunkleste og Vanskeligste.
      There is, as has been said, nothing simpler and more straightforward; but to the finely-spun cleverness of an overcivilized age, it is precisely the simplest and most straightforward that is the darkest [i.e.: hardest to see/look at] and most difficult.