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civil

adjective

1 civil

Applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military.

Roget 997: secular, lay, laical, civil, temporal, profane.   

Polish: cywilny



2 civil

Not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others:
— Even if he didn't like them he should have been civil.

synonym: polite.

Roget 894: courteous, polite, civil, mannerly, urbane; well-behaved, well-mannered, well-bred, well-brought up; good-mannered, polished, civilized, cultivated; refined ... show more

Roget 852: fashionable; in fashion etc. n.; a la mode, comme il faut [Fr.]; admitted in society, admissible in society etc. n.; presentable; conventional etc. (customary) ... show more

3 civil

Of or occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state.

Polish: kazionny, paƄstwowy

4 civil

Of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals:
— Civil rights.
— Civil liberty.

synonym: civic.

Polish: obywatelski

5 civil

of divisions of time Legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life.

6 civil

Of or in a condition of social order.


Moby thesaurus: absolute, accommodating, affable, agreeable, amiable, appropriate, aristocratic, attentive, authoritarian, autocratic, autonomous, becoming, bland, bureaucratic, civic, civilian, civilized, clubbable, clubbish, clubby ... show more.

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