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[uhn-kuhl-cher] /ʌnˈkʌl tʃər/
the lack or absence of culture:
Much modern fiction is a product of unculture.
Origin of unculture
First recorded in 1615-25; un-1 + culture
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uncultured, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Each man, ignorant, uncultured in all else, was a past master at poker—an artist.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • His dress was very plain and poor, his manner was uncultured, his language was ungrammatical.

    Three People Pansy
  • His was the voice of an uncultured man, but his tone was that of an equal.

    The Man Who Knew Edgar Wallace
  • So I am not going to apologize for the rough and uncultured speech.

  • Have you no wild, uncultured spot to show me, which the hand of man has not defaced?

  • He may have been an uncultured savage, but he was a man, and very human.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • A very strange, uncultured personage, but most straightforward and honest.

    Glyn Severn's Schooldays George Manville Fenn
  • But why should M. Lacheneur give his daughter to an uncultured peasant?

    The Honor of the Name Emile Gaboriau
  • He was simply an uncultured, ignorant, rough-and-ready, Irish-American backwoodsman.

    Adventures in Alaska Samuel Hall Young
British Dictionary definitions for uncultured


lacking good taste, manners, upbringing, and education
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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