A relatively high level of cultural or technological development.
Entirely opinion.
See also: Uncivilized

But that's just theory. This is what we usually refer to as civilization:
"You're different! You're uncivilized! **** The Minority!"
The problem with this is that everybody is a minority in some way.

Literally the behaviour expected in a city - from the latin cives. Generally taken to mean conforming with the standards of the society in which the person using the word lives.
No more a misspelling than colour or sulphur - rather the way every Anglophone outside the USA spells it.
See also politeness, culture.

The misspelling part of this w/u was in response to a now-nuked w/u saying this was a misspelling of civilized.

Civ"i*lized (?), a.

Reclaimed from savage life and manners; instructed in arts, learning, and civil manners; refined; cultivated.

Sale of conscience and duty in open market is not reconcilable with the present state of civilized society. J. Quincy.

 

© Webster 1913.

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