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cultural

[ kuhl-cher-uh l ]
/ ˈkʌl tʃər əl /

adjective

of or relating to culture or cultivation.

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Nearby words

cultivated, cultivation, cultivator, cultrate, cultual, cultural, cultural anthropology, cultural appropriation, cultural capital, cultural cringe, cultural diversity

Origin of cultural

First recorded in 1865–70; culture + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-cultural

cultural

/ (ˈkʌltʃərəl) /

adjective

of or relating to artistic or social pursuits or events considered to be valuable or enlightened
of or relating to a culture or civilization
(of certain varieties of plant) obtained by specialized breeding
Derived Formsculturally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anti-cultural

cultural


adj.

1868, in reference to the raising of plants or animals, from Latin cultura "tillage" (see culture) + -al (1). In reference to the cultivation of the mind, from 1875; hence, "relating to civilization or a civilization." A fertile starter-word among anthropologists and sociologists: e.g. cultural diffusion, in use by 1912; cultural diversity by 1935; cultural imperialism by 1937; cultural pluralism by 1932; cultural relativism by 1948.

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