Uncivil Un*civ"il, a. 1. Not civilized; savage; barbarous; uncivilized. [1913 Webster]

Men can not enjoy the rights of an uncivil and of a civil state together. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. Not civil; not complaisant; discourteous; impolite; rude; unpolished; as, uncivil behavior. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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