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Antonyms for civil
ˈsɪv əl

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term civil.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. civil(adj)

    applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military

    "civil authorities"

    Antonyms:
    noncivilized, noncivilised, rude, military, uncivil, sidereal

    Synonyms:
    civic, polite

  2. civil, polite(adj)

    not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others

    "even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham

    Antonyms:
    noncivilised, noncivilized, military, rude, uncivil, sidereal

    Synonyms:
    genteel, cultured, civilised, cultivated, polite, civic, civilized

  3. civil(adj)

    of or occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state

    "civil affairs"; "civil strife"; "civil disobedience"; "civil branches of government"

    Antonyms:
    military, noncivilised, sidereal, uncivil, noncivilized, rude

    Synonyms:
    civic, polite

  4. civil, civic(adj)

    of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals

    "civil rights"; "civil liberty"; "civic duties"; "civic pride"

    Antonyms:
    military, uncivil, noncivilized, sidereal, noncivilised, rude

    Synonyms:
    civic, polite

  5. civil(adj)

    (of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life

    "the civil calendar"; "a civil day begins at mean midnight"

    Antonyms:
    rude, uncivil, military, noncivilized, sidereal, noncivilised

    Synonyms:
    civic, polite

  6. civil(adj)

    of or in a condition of social order

    "civil peoples"

    Antonyms:
    sidereal, military, uncivil, noncivilised, noncivilized, rude

    Synonyms:
    civic, polite

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. civil

    A civil person observes such propriety of speech and manner as to avoid being rude; one who is polite (literally polished) observes more than the necessary proprieties, conforming to all that is graceful, becoming, and thoughtful in the intercourse of refined society. A man may be civil with no consideration for others, simply because self-respect forbids him to be rude; but one who is polite has at least some care for the opinions of others, and if polite in the highest and truest sense, which is coming to be the prevailing one, he cares for the comfort and happiness of others in the smallest matters. Civil is a colder and more distant word than polite; courteous is fuller and richer, dealing often with greater matters, and is used only in the good sense. Courtly suggests that which befits a royal court, and is used of external grace and stateliness without reference to the prompting feeling; as, the courtly manners of the ambassador. Genteel refers to an external elegance, which may be showy and superficial, and the word is thus inferior to polite or courteous. Urbane refers to a politeness that is genial and successful in giving others a sense of ease and cheer. Polished refers to external elegancies of speech and manner without reference to spirit or purpose; as, a polished gentleman or a polished scoundrel; cultured refers to a real and high development of mind and soul, of which the external manifestation is the smallest part. Complaisant denotes a disposition to please or favor beyond what politeness would necessarily require.

    Antonyms:
    awkward, bluff, blunt, boorish, brusk, clownish, coarse, discourteous, ill-behaved, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impertinent, impolite, impudent, insolent, insulting, raw, rude, rustic, uncivil, uncouth, unmannerly, unpolished, untaught, untutored

    Synonyms:
    accomplished, complaisant, courteous, courtly, cultivated, cultured, elegant, genteel, gracious, obliging, polished, polite, urbane, well-behaved, well-bred, well-mannered

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. civil

    Antonyms:
    disobliging, unaccommodating, disrespectful, boorish, clownish, churlish, uncivil

    Synonyms:
    well-mannered, political, courteous, well-bred, complaisant, affable, urbane, polite, obliging, accommodating, respectful

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. civil(a)

    Antonyms:
    uncivil

    Synonyms:
    civic, political, municipal, courteous, obliging, polite

How to use civil in a sentence?

  1. Jody Rabhan:

    To move our collective agenda forward, we need to be in communication and relationship with one another -- no matter how complex it may be. This leads to stronger partnerships and outcomes. What unites us is far greater than what divides us -- the fight for reproductive rights, health, and access ; civil rights ; gun violence prevention ; and a fair and independent judiciary ; among so many pressing issues our country is facing.

  2. Samuel Rodriguez:

    Latino evangelicals represent a constituency that is pro-life, supportive of religious liberty, and focused on biblical justice, i do not foresee Latino evangelicals sacrificing core values by supporting an agenda or an ideology that affirms abortion in the third trimester( and beyond), attacks religious liberty, and espouses a socialistic worldview that destroyed Venezuela and Cuba and serves as the primary conduit for economic and civil rights oppression in Latin America. The event, one of several different Trump coalitions to form since last years launch, comes Mark Galli, Mark Galli, retires after writing a December editorial calling for Trumps removal from office, which receivedswift backlash from nearly 200 evangelical leaders, including Jentezen Franklin. The son of the late Rev. Billy Grahamand president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association blasted the magazine for invoking his fathers name even though he had.

  3. Minister Christos Spirtzis:

    There won't be anyone who now works in civil aviation and won't continue to work for the organisation, for the service.

  4. Bryan Eure:

    Aretha Franklin was very passionate that night and very excited to be there, aretha Franklin looked at gay rights as the next civil rights movement.

  5. Ken Mercer:

    When you start omitting things, you're censoring things, i was shocked. They had civil rights and Black Panthers, but not Rosa Parks. What's left out smells of agenda.

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How to say civil in sign language?

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