- enlightened; refined.
- artificially nurtured or grown: cultured bacteria.
- cultivated; tilled.
Origin of cultured
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A healthy breathing apparatus is as indispensable to the successful lawyer or politician as a well-cultured intellect.Self-Help
- showing or having good taste, manners, upbringing, and education
- artificially grown or synthesizedcultured pearls
- sport of superior quality, as though the product of special traininga cultured left foot; a cultured backhand
Word Origin and History for well-cultured
1743 in the literal sense of "cultivated," of land, etc., past participle adjective from culture; meaning "developed under controlled natural conditions" is from 1906, originally of pearls. Meaning "improved by exposure to intellectual culture" is from 1777.