All the years of his over-hurried, over-cultivated, ambitious life he had delved into the psychology of others.
Are there no ladders to be found in this benighted and over-cultivated region?
Any man, suffering from over-cultivated self-esteem, can be supplied by this club with wholesome physic.
Female virtue has been over-cultivated, the flower has grown to an enormous size, but it has lost its scent.
early 17c., from Medieval Latin cultivatus, past participle of cultivare, from Late Latin cultivus "tilled," from Latin cultus (see cult). Figurative sense of "improve by training or education" is from 1680s. Related: Cultivable; cultivated; cultivating.