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Even if it took centuries, subject populations would “grow up,” and Britain would have to concede its sovereign claims to empire when its discerning eye judged the once “uncivilized” to be fully evolved.

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PREA was designed to fight back against the uncivilized nightmare we let flourish inside our prison walls.

While we watch fires ablaze in the Middle East and judge other peoples as uncivilized, have we not lost civilization here?

I took her out for gin and tried to get her to smoke pot, but she thought all of that was uncivilized.

It may be said that among uncivilized and barefoot people the great toe is usually very mobile.

Is an uncivilized state of society the cause of good poetry, or only an attendant circumstance?

There are no uncivilized savages in this province except the Appaches, of whom I have spoken largely.

But what we tolerate in uncivilized lands, even where we are ostensibly rulers, we will not suffer in our own.

Uncivilized nations often entertain the absurd notion that certain individuals can command the rain whenever they please.


On this page you'll find 80 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to uncivilized, such as: barbaric, barbarous, boorish, churlish, disrespectful, and impolite.

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