What is civilized?

Some articles on civilized:

List Of Star Wars Planets (M–N) - New Apsolon
... The Civilized, or Absolutes/Nobles, had complete control over the lesser class, the Workers ... The Workers staged a revolution against the Civilized, a scene similar to that of the Russian Revolution ... destruction of the dictatorship, the Civilized and Workers have been locked in tension ...
Civilization (song) - Concept
... recently been settled by a missionary and other "civilized" people who have been trying to make the tribe into a civilized place ... and sings about the major flaws in civilized society, ultimately deciding that he will stay where he lives (presumably the Congo, as it is referenced in the song lyrics) ...
Five Civilized Tribes
... The Five Civilized Tribes were the five Native American nations—the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole—that were considered civilized by ...
Sunday Bloody Sunday (film) - Reception
... official East Coast line on John Schlesinger's Sunday Bloody Sunday was that it is civilized ... the critical defense of the movie and, indeed, how can the decent critic be against a civilized movie about civilized people? My notion, all the same, is that Sunday Bloody Sunday is ...
Studies Of The Book Of Mormon - Overview - Barbarous Versus Civilized New World People
... to improve their knowledge of the arts." The more civilized portion of this society separated from the more primitive group, who "lost the knowledge of their having descended from the same family." As a ...

More definitions of "civilized":

  • (adj): Having a high state of culture and development both social and technological.
    Example: "Terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"
    Synonyms: civilised

Famous quotes containing the word civilized:

    All that are printed and bound are not books; they do not necessarily belong to letters, but are oftener to be ranked with the other luxuries and appendages of civilized life. Base wares are palmed off under a thousand disguises.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    An immoderate fondness for dress, for pleasure, and for sway, are the passions of savages; the passions that occupy those uncivilized beings who have not yet extended the dominion of the mind, or even learned to think with the energy necessary to concatenate that abstract train of thought which produces principles.... that women from their education and the present state of civilized life, are in the same condition, cannot ... be controverted.
    Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797)

    That swamp of impropriety ... in ... which two civilized beings will behave like cannibals.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)