ADJ-GRADED (disapproval)
If you describe someone's behaviour as uncivilized, you find it unacceptable, for example because it is very cruel or very rude.

The campaign has abounded in mutual accusations of uncivilised behaviour...

I think any sport involving animals where the animals do not have a choice is barbaric and uncivilized.

(in BRIT, also use uncivilised)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • uncivilized — index brutal, caitiff, disorderly, vicious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • uncivilized — c.1600, barbarous, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of CIVILIZE (Cf. civilize). UNCIVIL (Cf. Uncivil) in the same sense is recorded from 1550s …   Etymology dictionary

  • uncivilized — (Amer.) adj. primitive, uncultured, uneducated, uncouth, unrefined (also uncivilised) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • uncivilized — [adj] wild, uncultured barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, boorish, brutish, churlish, coarse, crass, crude, discourteous, disrespectful, gross, ill bred, impertinent, impolite, loutish, mannerless, outrageous, philistine, primitive, rude, rugged,… …   New thesaurus

  • uncivilized — (also uncivilised) ► ADJECTIVE 1) not socially or culturally advanced. 2) impolite; bad mannered …   English terms dictionary

  • uncivilized — [unsiv′ə līzd΄] adj. 1. not civilized; barbarous; unenlightened 2. far from civilization …   English World dictionary

  • uncivilized — also ised BrE adjective 1 uncivilized behaviour is rude or socially unacceptable: uncivilized incidents of racial violence 2 an uncivilized hour informal extremely early in the morning …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • uncivilized — un|civ|i|lized also uncivilised BrE [ʌnˈsıvılaızd] adj 1.) behaviour that is uncivilized is rude or socially unacceptable 2.) old fashioned societies that are uncivilized have a very simple way of life, and have not developed social, legal,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • uncivilized — un|civ|i|lized [ ʌn sıvl,aızd ] adjective 1. ) behaving in a rude or offensive way: uncivilized behavior 2. ) OLD FASHIONED used for describing a place or community that does not have advanced culture or technology. This word is now considered… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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