uncultivated

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj uncultivated characteristic of a person who is not cultivated or does not have intellectual tastes "lowbrow tastes"
    • adj uncultivated (of land or fields) not prepared for raising crops "uncultivated land"
    • adj uncultivated (of persons) lacking art or knowledge
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uncultivated Not cultivated, in any sense of that word.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Uncultivated not cultivated
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Quotations

  • David Hume
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    “The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds.”

Usage

In literature:

From Limavady to Derry there is very little uncultivated land.
"A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779" by Arthur Young
Nine years later the council granted a lease of some uncultivated lands near Geneva to 700 of these Waldenses.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
From Batavia the road is execrable, and the country without a feature to interest or amuse, uncultivated, wild, and dismal.
"Impressions of America" by Tyrone Power
He invited colonists from abroad to settle in the more uncultivated parts of his domains.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864" by Various
We almost completely ignore the aesthetic life of man, leaving it uncultivated, allowing weeds to grow there.
"Creative Unity" by Rabindranath Tagore
The place seemed singularly uncultivated, and it was some time before they came upon a cottage, where an old woman looked at them curiously.
"In the King's Name" by George Manville Fenn
Mark how the uncultivated spectators are profuse of their applause!
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
One-third of this province seems uncultivated, and nearly all of it in misery.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Licorice was a sweeping and cooking machine, whose intellect was wholly uncultivated, and whose imagination all ran into cunning and deceit.
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt
They think him raw, brusque, and uncultivated.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
This nice use of words, impossible to the uncultivated mind, adds an exquisite charm to writing.
"Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism" by F. V. N. Painter
Scarcely a foot of land remained uncultivated.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
Dolly's talent was an extraordinary one, and had not been uncultivated.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
The most ignorant and uncultivated could readily understand it.
"Romulus, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
But an uncultivated mind is like an automaton, which can do only the thing for which its wheels or springs were made.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
The cultivated who have brought life to a far higher point than the uncultivated have protected their liberty by a social rule.
"Conversation" by Mary Greer Conklin
They live a somewhat fatiguing life, somewhat neglected and uncultivated, like the Massagetae, and, like them, on sordid food.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Your own intelligence, however uncultivated, tells you they could not.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She had no sympathy with her uncultivated suitors.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
So was the cultivated Greek expected to behave whenever he came in contact with the uncultivated barbarian.
"Lectures Delivered in America in 1874" by Charles Kingsley
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In news:

Awkward and uncultivated in appearance, manner or behavior.
A wild or uncultivated usually upland region.
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