uncivilized

[ uhn-siv-uh-lahyzd ]
/ ʌnˈsɪv əˌlaɪzd /

adjective

not civilized or cultured; barbarous.

Origin of uncivilized

First recorded in 1600–10; un-1 + civilized

Related forms

un·civ·i·liz·ed·ly [uhn-siv-uh-lahy-zid-lee, -lahyzd-] /ʌnˈsɪv əˌlaɪ zɪd li, -ˌlaɪzd-/, adverbun·civ·i·liz·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for uncivilized

uncivilized

uncivilised

/ (ʌnˈsɪvɪˌlaɪzd) /

adjective

(of a tribe or people) not yet civilized, esp preliterate
lacking culture or sophistication

Derived Forms

uncivilizedly or uncivilisedly (ʌnˈsɪvɪˌlaɪzɪdlɪ), adverbuncivilizedness or uncivilisedness, noun
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