Definition of over-civilized in English:

over-civilized

adjective

  • Too highly civilized; too reliant on or concerned with the trappings of modern civilization. Also as noun (with the and plural concord): overly civilized people as a class.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822), poet. From over- + civilized.

Pronunciation

over-civilized

/ˌəʊvəˈsɪvɪlʌɪzd//ˌəʊvəˈsɪv(ə)lʌɪzd/