Weekly Word Definition – Civilized

1. cultured, educated, sophisticated, enlightened, humane All truly civilized countries must deplore torture.

2. polite, mannerly, tolerant, gracious, courteous, affable, well-behaved, well-mannered Our divorce was conducted in a very civilized manner. www.thefreedictionary.com

What makes a person civilized?

To my mind, civilized people ought to satisfy the following conditions:

(a)They respect the individual and are therefore always indulgent, gentle, polite, and compliant.

(b)They do not throw a tantrum over a hammer or a lost eraser.

(c)Their compassion extends beyond beggars and cats.

(d) They are hurt even by things the naked eye can’t see.

(e)They respect the property of others and therefore pay their debts.

What is the opposite of civilized?

The Opposite of Civilization is Human Nature.

Occasionally, regrettably, human nature finds a way to break through the behavioral, cultural, social, and even religious boundaries constructed around it.

Romans 6:11-14 (NKJV)

Likewise, you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore, do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.

And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin but present ourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

2 Peter 1:2-4 (NKJV)

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

What makes up a civilization?

A civilization is a complex society with many elements present such are government, religion, art, architecture, educational and writing systems, different occupations, advanced agriculture, and large settlements. A civilized person follows all the laws of society.

What are the 6 basic characteristics of civilization?

  1. cities
  2. organized governments
  3. art
  4. religion
  5. class divisions
  6. and a writing system.


  1. Stable food supply
  2. government
  3. highly developed culture
  4. Jobs
  5. Social Classes
Look at your heart. Are you civilized?