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incult

[ in-kuhlt ]
/ ɪnˈkʌlt /
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adjective

wild; rude; unrefined.

RELATED WORDS

boorish, rude, gruff, ribald, vulgar, off-color, obscene, raw, dirty, crude, scatological, nasty, bawdy, crass, blue, gross, roughneck, offensive, foul, barbarian

Nearby words

inculcation, inculpable, inculpate, inculpation, inculpatory, incult, inculturation, incumbency, incumbent, incumbent on, incumber

Origin of incult

1590–1600; < Latin incultus, equivalent to in- in-3 + cultus past participle of colere to till, cultivate
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Examples from the Web for incult

  • Their hands are full of work; so full that, when the incult wanderer said: "What do you find to do?"

    From Sea to Sea|Rudyard Kipling

British Dictionary definitions for incult

incult

/ (ɪnˈkʌlt) /

adjective rare

(of land) uncultivated; untilled; naturally wild
lacking refinement and culture

Word Origin for incult

C16: from Latin incultus, from in- 1 + colere to till
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