Civil War Discuss this oxymoron in the comments below. nothingonyou lalalala Sammiixrose I like Civil War because it is and isn't an oxymoron. One definition of the word “civil” is, “Of or relating to citizens and their interrelations with one another or with the state.” In this case, “Civil War” is not an oxymoron and if you claimed it to be one you'd look like a moron yourself (pun intended). Another definition, however, is, “Sufficiently observing or befitting accepted social usages; not rude.” If that is the case, then it is an oxymoron.- Samantha Dennisthetiger “Say, pardon me sir!” *shoots person* “I'm terribly sorry about that!” Liambryanntps booooooooooo Liambryanntps booooooooooo Dngtfrsychodan A definition to Civil is to have manners and be polite. A war is about fighting, now how can you have a Polite War? exactly Arcane george carlin FTW Tara War is not civil therefore you can’t have civil war. Tara War is not civil therefore you can’t have civil war.