civ‧i‧lized also civilised British English
1 a civilized society is well organized and developed, and has fair laws and customs [↪ civilization]:
Such things should not happen in a civilized society.
2 pleasant and comfortable [↪ civilized]:
'This is very civilized,' she said, lying back with a gin and tonic.
3 behaving in a polite sensible way instead of getting angry:
Let's try and be civilized about this, shall we?

a civilized hour

a time that is not too early in the morning:
Can't we have the meeting at a more civilized hour?

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