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uncivilized

[ uhn-siv-uh-lahyzd ]
/ ʌnˈsɪv əˌlaɪzd /
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adjective
not civilized or cultured; barbarous.
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Origin of uncivilized

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

OTHER WORDS FROM uncivilized

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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How to use uncivilized in a sentence

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 of uncivilized

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