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incult

[ in-kuhlt ]
/ ɪnˈkʌlt /
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adjective
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Origin of incult

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Latin incultus, equivalent to in- “un-” + cultus, past participle of colere “to till, cultivate”; see origin at in-3, cultivate
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How to use incult in a sentence

  • 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
  • His long-drawn reiterated droning and whistling cry strikes one, too, as a voice of the wild incult places.

    The Land's End|W. H. Hudson
  • Here is raw life, lusty, full of rude beauty, but utterly incult.

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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