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Synonyms for civil
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. civil(adj)

    applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military

    "civil authorities"

    Synonyms:
    civic, polite

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

  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

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

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

  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"

    Synonyms:
    civic, polite

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

  4. civil, civic(adj)

    of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals

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

    Synonyms:
    civic, polite

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

  5. civil(adj)

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

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

    Synonyms:
    civic, polite

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

  6. civil(adj)

    of or in a condition of social order

    "civil peoples"

    Synonyms:
    civic, polite

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

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.

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

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. civil

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. civil(a.)

    Synonyms:
    civilized, not savage

  2. civil(a.)

    Synonyms:
    municipal, political, civic, not military

  3. civil(a.)

    Synonyms:
    intestine, domestic, not foreign

  4. civil(a.)

    Synonyms:
    courteous, ceremonious, polite, refined, complaisant, urbane, obliging, affable, debonair, easy, gracious, well-bred

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. civil(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    uncivil

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How to use civil in a sentence?

  1. Daniel Riesel of Sive:

    I don’t think there is any defense in a civil suit.

  2. Baltimore Orioles:

    Frank Robinson was a proponent of civil rights causes on and off the field, including policies that paved the way for minorities to have increased access to executive and management positions in baseball.

  3. Ian Prior:

    The Department does not discuss specific employee disciplinary actions or comment on personnel actions or matters that may impact personal privacy. That said, the Department was very disappointed with the issues that occurred in the Obama administration and strives for a workplace free of harassment and other misconduct for all of our 115,000 employees, that is why the Civil Division has implemented additional safeguards and systems to ensure that all misconduct allegations are handled appropriately going forward.

  4. Azhar Siddique:

    I, on behalf of civil society, filed the petition to save 26 heritage sites from construction of the Orange Line Train Project.

  5. Joseph Votel:

    Votel told Fox News’ Catherine Herridge. The intent is to create a situation where NATO can't continue to thrive. Votel said he did not have unique insights into Russian President Vladimir Putin but he believes Putin sees the expansion of NATO ...as a threat to him and I think what they (Moscow) are attempting to do is create these frozen conflicts and create situations that are very, very difficult to resolve along their border. That does, could pose an existential threat, Votel added. He also said Russia is using a hybrid approach to warfare where state and non-state actors are mixing military and non-military capabilities. The result is a coercive effect...using information operations, using manipulation of media , using social media. Since January, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia – three traditional U.S. allies - have completed significant nuclear energy deals with Russia. Asked if this is evidence of Putin's effort to further expand Russia’s reach, and the seeds of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, Votel replied it was proof of Moscow's push to challenge the U.S. and expand its influence. Votel said SOCOM is assisting those countries that want to resist Russian influence. We work with partners to help develop their capabilities, we help our embassies with some of their messaging activities that they are doing out there to make sure that truthful information is getting out to populations. We use our civil affairs capability to help connect governments to their populations and strengthen those relationships. In doing that, (we) reduce those vulnerabilities of populations who may be vulnerable to this type of pressure they get from outside countries . Asked about Al Qaeda, Votel said the terror group was diminished in east Africa, Syria and Yemen, but the lesson of the last decade is that the U.S. and its allies must maintain pressure or the groups will reinvent and reconstitute. The leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is believed to be in Pakistan, and has been noticeably silent on the June drone strike that killed the organization's number two , Naser al Wuhayishi, who also was the leader of the Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen. To me it is a good sign it’s an indication that we have been very effective at isolating him so that is kind of my initial reaction.


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