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un- +‎ civil


  • enPR: ŭnʹsĭv-əl IPA(key): /ʌnˈsɪv.əl/
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    Rhymes: -ɪvəl


uncivil (comparative more uncivil, superlative most uncivil)

  1. Not civilized
    Synonyms: savage, barbarous, uncivilized
  2. Not civil; discourteous; impolite
    uncivil behavior
    • 24 December 2007, “The Times”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      John Terry and Frank Lampard would not have reacted as the Nigerian did to the (admittedly X-rated) challenge that led to the Liverpool forward being sent off in last week’s Carling Cup quarter-final against Chelsea. All very dangerous, all very uncivil.
    • 4 February 2008, New York Times:
      But since you probably weren’t there, and be thankful for that, here is a quick primer on local, uncivil civics so that you might appreciate the recent political clamor in this part of eastern Tennessee.


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