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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sit-i-fahyd]
    • /ˈsɪt ɪˌfaɪd/
    • /sˈɪtɪfˌaɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sit-i-fahyd]
    • /ˈsɪt ɪˌfaɪd/

Definitions of citified word

  • adjective citified having the customs, manners, or dress of city people 3
  • adjective citified having the manners, dress, etc. attributed to city people 3
  • adjective citified made into a city. 1
  • adjective citified having city habits, fashions, etc. 1
  • verb with object citified to make into a city; urbanize. 1
  • verb with object citified to cause to conform to city habits, fashions, etc. 1

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Origin of citified

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30; city + -fy + -ed2

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Parts of speech for Citified


citified popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

citified usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for citified

adjective citified

  • sophisticated — sophisticated.
  • slick — smooth and glossy; sleek.
  • suave — (of persons or their manner, speech, etc.) smoothly agreeable or polite; agreeably or blandly urbane.
  • urbane — having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities: an urbane manner.
  • cosmopolitan — A cosmopolitan place or society is full of people from many different countries and cultures.

Antonyms for citified

adjective citified

  • countrified — You use countrified to describe something that seems or looks like something in the country, rather than in a town.

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