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WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "barbarous," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of civilize. Uncivil in the same sense is recorded from 1550s.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.