Definitions: (1) respectful of the basic human rights of others; (2) courteous and polite; mannerly; (3) proper behavior
Synonyms: affable, complaisant, obliging
• When you choose to be civil you are creating civilization.
• Although being civil oftentimes implies an attitude little more than a lack of rudeness, it also implies a willingness to be tolerant. This is the beginning of an acceptance of our unavoidable differences, and a practical step away from the negative toward the positive.