Definition of citified in English:



  • Characteristic of an urban environment.

    ‘we must look like citified dandies to them’
    • ‘All this turned into a sort of redneck minstrel show where sanitized country boys eluded and escaped the ever corrupt and incompetent forces of the capitalist-controlled and thus citified law.’
    • ‘This is a wholesome look at what two citified and sissified urban brattlings can learn about a hard day's working wading through cow flops.’
    • ‘On their sprawling homesteads and in their citified saloons, each well-armed Pallatian cultivates a folksy accent and tinkers with quaintly Victorian machinery.’
    • ‘Later on, in a moment meant to chide us for the persistence of our citified tunnel vision, he tells us that he has been observing us unseen from a perch on top of the tool shed.’
    • ‘It seems that you somehow remained fresh and unspoiled beneath that false citified exterior.’
    • ‘Not only did they bring their language, religions and customs, they also brought with them a preference for the open country and a general distaste for anything citified.’
    • ‘University students go home in their droves over the holidays, pouring scorn on familiar sights with the snobbery of the citified nouveau riche.’
    • ‘At the very least, I expected them to resent the sudden intrusion and competition that my class of thirty-five citified adults represented.’
    • ‘He leads us again through desolation and citified alienation, but there's love in the air this time round, and it propels us through the darker moments.’
    • ‘If they see you, they will run and hide, terrified by your citified ways and upright posture.’
    • ‘The fact that he is still on a learning curve does not take anything away from this truly refined take-off of citified country living.’
    • ‘Yeah, but now yer all citified and sophistimacated and know better than to mess with them hick pistols.’
    • ‘There's something almost magical about this weird citified wilderness.’
    • ‘Boston may be citified, but one cannot be too careful.’
    • ‘With a deft flick of the reins, the policeman wheeled his mount and together they stood their ground, motionless, man and horse looking down at that ill mannered citified pup.’
    • ‘He coaxes citified outlanders into campouts close to bush and wildlife and beneath the glittering clarity of the Southern Cross.’
    • ‘But the funny thing is, these citified casualties just won't stay dead.’
    • ‘The cafés seem more citified than those in Paris, those nearest the Cathedral charging prices that one would find in the capital.’
    • ‘His Edge Cities are creatures of the metropolitan periphery or of citified rural landscapes accessible to major metropolitan areas.’
    • ‘Already suspicious of citified strangers without cowboy boots, the Wyoming rancher and his son, who requested to remain anonymous, spotted him moseying their way and, quite naturally, took some precautions.’
    built-up, town, city, inner-city, densely populated, townified, metropolitan, suburban, non-rural
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