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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [siv-uh-lee]
    • /ˈsɪv ə li/
    • /ˈsɪv.ɪl.li/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [siv-uh-lee]
    • /ˈsɪv ə li/

Definitions of civilly word

  • adverb civilly with civility; politely 3
  • adverb civilly in relation to civil law, civil rights, etc. 3
  • adverb civilly politely; courteously. 1
  • adverb civilly in accordance with civil law. 1
  • noun civilly In a civil manner. 1

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Origin of civilly

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English. See civil, -ly

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Parts of speech for Civilly


civilly popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for civilly

adv civilly

  • harmoniously — marked by agreement in feeling, attitude, or action: a harmonious group.
  • conciliate — If you conciliate someone, you try to end a disagreement with them.
  • inoffensive — causing no harm, trouble, or annoyance: a mild, inoffensive man.
  • pacifically — peaceably, mildly, calmly, or quietly.
  • politely — showing good manners toward others, as in behavior, speech, etc.; courteous; civil: a polite reply.

adverb civilly

  • amicably — characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable: an amicable settlement.
  • charmingly — In a charming manner.

Antonyms for civilly

adv civilly

  • angrily — feeling or showing anger or strong resentment (usually followed by at, with, or about): to be angry at the dean; to be angry about the snub.
  • hostilely — of, relating to, or characteristic of an enemy: a hostile nation.
  • belligerently — aggressively

adverb civilly

  • rudely — discourteous or impolite, especially in a deliberate way: a rude reply.

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