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Civil

Synonyms for civil:

Sense 1

extraterritorial, juridical, antitrust, effective, mandatory, out-of-court, criminally, undefended, legislative, extrajudicial, internecine, civvy, noncombatant, prescribed, liable, urban, mutinous, enabling, seditious, evacuee, pleasant, collateral damage, calm, fair, national, RSL, retrospective, ex-serviceman, war effort, ex-servicewoman, anarchic, law-making, statutory, judicial, retroactive.

Sense 2

lawful, magisterial, sit down, social, subversive, rebellious, nonoperational, the home front, common-law, militant, legal, revolutionary, guerrilla, public, lapsed, forensic.

Sense 3

rebel, veteran, vet, criminal, valid, through, internal, unproven.

Sense 4

radical.

Sense 5

invalid, void, juvenile.

Sense 11

post.

civic

civic, town.

mannerly

well behaved.

polite

correct, civilly, courtly, politely, nicely, proper, well-brought-up.

self-governing

municipal.

urban

city.

well-intentioned

friendly.

all (adjective)

polite.

cautious (adjective)

discreet.

civic, community (adjective)

municipal, national, civilian, public.

courteous (adjective)

decorous, well-mannered, deferential, dignified, chivalrous, considerate, gracious, mannerly, graceful, polite, hospitable, suave, ladylike, thoughtful, courteous, obliging, respectful, diplomatic, noble, gallant, well-bred, gentlemanly, agreeable.

elegant (adjective)

elegant, charming, fine, neat, dignified, sophisticated, graceful, exquisite, classical, decorous, tasteful, cultured, suave, stylish, well-bred, refined, cultivated, tactful.

obliging, kind (adjective)

civilized, suave, polite, courteous, gracious, well-bred, genteel, cultivated, mannerly, refined, courtly, diplomatic, urbane.

sociable (adjective)

outgoing.

Sense 2 (noun)

militant, national, mutinous, anarchic, radical, guerrilla, revolutionary, rebellious, public, seditious, rebel.

Sense 3 (noun)

effective, common-law, enabling, criminal, criminally, antitrust, forensic, extrajudicial, extraterritorial.

Sense 4 (noun)

ex-serviceman, evacuee, noncombatant, civvy, collateral damage, ex-servicewoman, the home front.

civic (noun)

municipal, public.

civil (noun)

civic, civilized, civilian, civilised, polite.

polite (noun)

correct, proper.

conflict (verb)

war.

Usage examples for civil:

  • It was Vitellius who began the civil war. - "Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II", Caius Cornelius Tacitus.
  • I think it very civil of Mr Hall asking us in this way. - "An Old Man's Love", Anthony Trollope.
  • No wonder he's civil to you! - "The Cock-House at Fellsgarth", Talbot Baines Reed.

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