[ UK /ʌnsˈɪvəlˌa‍ɪzd/ ]
  1. without civilizing influences
    fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient
    a savage people
    barbarian invaders
    wild tribes
    barbaric practices
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How To Use uncivilised In A Sentence

  • To abolitionists, capital punishment is equally uncivilized and deserving of a definitive ruling of its unconstitutionality.
  • First most of them were imported from among the interior peoples, untouched by the Swahili culture, peoples contemptuously referred to as shenzi or uncivilized barbarians by the coastal peoples.
  • Yet, the possibility always remains that the signifying capabilities of the tongue, and, more generally, the body will exceed the narrow scope of its assignment, becoming rude, unmannerly, undisciplined, and uncivilized.
  • Many of his contemporaries shared his surprise and dismay and assumed that this apparent triumph of an uncivilised eastern nation over the best fighting machine in Europe was but a flash in the pan.
  • Regrettably, the counterpoint to that dominance is a tendency to relapse into aggressive and uncivilised patterns of behaviour from time to time.
  • Though they defend themselves with a bravery, skill, and devotion that has absolutely no comparison, proving on every occasion their great superiority in dauntlessness and address, no advantages of daring and prowess can overcome the evil effects of their defensive policy, and the probability is that in a few years more the noblest race of uncivilized men, will become utterly extinct. Life in the Rocky Mountains
  • In the aftermath of the American elections the chattering classes in Britain have portrayed the moral majority in America as the peculiar aberration of a raw, uncivilised culture.
  • They are not just men sacrificed to expediency, they are not men too civilised for an uncivilised world.
  • He did not think that Kiril was below him, that he was barbaric and uncivilized.
  • But I think it is a necessary confrontation, a final break with the wild and uncivilized world from which Enkidu derives.
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