Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com of or relating to a city; municipal: civic problems. of or relating to citizenship; civil: civic duties. of citizens: civic pride. Origin of civic 1535–45;
) citizen +
-icus -ic Related forms civ·i·cal·ly, adverb an·ti·civ·ic, adjective in·ter·civ·ic, adjective pro·civ·ic, adjective un·civ·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for uncivic of or relating to a city, citizens, or citizenship civic duties Derived Forms civically, adverb Word Origin
C16: from Latin
cīvicus, from cīvis citizen
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Word Origin and History for uncivic civic adj.
1540s, originally mostly in
civic crown (Latin corona civica), a chaplet of oak leaves awarded to one who saved the life of a fellow citizen in battle, from Latin civicus "of a citizen," adjectival derivation of civis "townsman" (see city). Sense of "having to do with citizens" is from 1790.
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