civilization, society, folklore, folkways, way of life, customs, mores, ethos, value system, education, conventions, habits, lifestyle, inheritance, learning, arts, sciences, knowledge, letters, scholarship, literature, art, music, lore, ethnology, history, religion, humanism, arts and sciences; see also civilization 1, humanities.
Antonyms barbarism, disorder*, chaos.
Refinement and education
breeding, gentility, cultivation, enlightenment, learning, sophistication, refinement, proficiency, practice, erudition, knowledge, intellectuality, education, training, art, perception, discrimination, discernment, finish, taste, grace, dignity, politeness, savoir-faire, manners, polish, elegance, urbanity, address, finesse, suavity; see also courtesy 1, elegance 1, experience 3, sophistication.
Antonyms ignorance*, crudeness, vulgarity.