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bark, flare, flash, growl, grumble, grunt, lash out, retort, snarl, snort.
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Correct spelling:
civil
Definition:
Pertaining to the affairs of a city or government; taking place in, or pertaining to, affairs within a nation; as, civil war; of or pertaining to citizens; not military or ecclesiastical; polite; often, barely polite.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
civil, polite.
calm
impassive, levelheaded, most pleased, coolheaded, unexcitable, unexcited, unimpressed, cool as cucumber, laid back.
cautious
discreet.
civic, community
civilian, domestic, governmental, home, interior, local, municipal, national, political, public.
conciliatory
Quieter, quietest, placatory, propitiative.
courteous
agreeable, chivalrous, considerate, courteous, decorous, deferential, dignified, diplomatic, gallant, gentlemanly, graceful, gracious, hospitable, ladylike, mannerly, noble, obliging, polite, respectful, suave, thoughtful, well-bred, well-mannered, well-spoken.
discreet
gingerly, observant, wisest, having foresight, Precautious, non-committal, not rash, like a clam, on lookout, worldly wise.
elegant
charming, classical, cultivated, cultured, elegant, exquisite, fine, neat, refined, sophisticated, stylish, tactful, tasteful, decorous, dignified, graceful, suave, well-bred.
friendly
fonder, affable, comradely, neighborly, well-disposed, buddy-buddy, on good terms.
genteel
prudish, old-maidish, distingue.
internecine
Fratricidal.
municipal
towner.
obliging
eager to please.
obliging, kind
accommodating, affable, civilized, complaisant, cordial, courteous, courtly, cultivated, diplomatic, formal, genteel, gracious, mannerly, polished, polite, politic, refined, suave, urbane, well-bred, wellmannered.
old-maidish
oldmaidish, prim and proper.
pert
civil.
pleasant
copacetic, mild-mannered, fine and dandy.
sociable
outgoing.
urban
nonrural, Oppidan, inner-city.
noun
civic
local, municipal, public.
civil
civic, civilian, civilised, civilized, polite.
polite
cordial, correct, formal, proper.
verb
conflict
war.
Examples of usage:
  1. Be civil to all, but familiar with few. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  2. I say, won't it do him good and make him civil? – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  3. I went, saw my future commander, who was very civil to me, and promised to ask that I should be appointed to his ship, as in due time I was. – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  4. Poor Dummie is the last man to be rude; he is as civil a creature as ever lived. – Paul Clifford, Volume 1. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  5. Civil enough, said he, and I dare say he means all he says; but I don't warm to the prospect of being cherished by him. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed

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