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civil

civ·il

civil

 
 
pronunciation:
sI vl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with the activities of citizens, but not of religious or military groups.
Charles and Susan were married in a civil ceremony, not in church.
synonyms:
civic
antonyms:
military, religious
similar words:
public
definition 2: using good manners; polite.
She behaves in a civil way toward everyone.
synonyms:
polite
antonyms:
rude
similar words:
proper
derivation: civilly (adv.)
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