Definitions: (adjective) If someone is civil, they are polite, often in a formal way. (adjective) If something is civil, it is related to the citizens of a country.
Examples: (adjective) The protester were civil towards the police. (adjective) The bridge would be one of the largest civil engineering projects in the country. (adjective) One of the most important civil rights is freedom of speech.
Synonyms: adjectives: national. polite, kind, civilised.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 E