1. having a high state of culture and development both social and technological

terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world

Syn: ↑civilized
Ant: ↑noncivilized (for: ↑civilized)
Similar to: ↑advanced, ↑civil, ↑humane
See Also: ↑educated, ↑refined
2. marked by refinement in taste and manners

cultivated speech


cultured Bostonians


cultured tastes


a genteel old lady


polite society

Syn: ↑civilized, ↑cultivated, ↑cultured, ↑genteel, ↑polite
Similar to: ↑refined
Derivationally related forms: ↑genteelness (for: ↑genteel)

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