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(adj., adj.sat)


There are 6 meanings of the word Civil.

How to pronounce civil:


Civil - as an adjective

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

Example: "Even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
Antonyms (Opposite Meaning)

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

Example: "Civil affairs"

Of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals

Example: "Civil rights"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

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

Example: "The civil calendar"

Antonyms (Opposite Meaning)

Civil - as an adjective satellite

Applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military

Example: "Civil authorities"

Of or in a condition of social order

Example: "Civil peoples"

Example Sentences

"The two countries signed a civil aviation agreement."
"The civil rights movement fought for equality and justice."
"The local community organized a civil protest against the new highway."
"The civil ceremony was attended by close friends and family."
"In a civil lawsuit, the burden of proof lies with the plaintiff."
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Word Game Points

Is CIVIL a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, civil is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

CIVIL has a SCRABBLE points total of 10.

Is CIVIL a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, civil is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
CIVIL has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 13.

Is CIVIL a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, civil is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
CIVIL has a WORDFEUD points total of 11.

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