cultivated

[kuhl-tuh-vey-tid]
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adjective
  1. prepared and used for raising crops; tilled: cultivated land.
  2. produced or improved by cultivation, as a plant.
  3. educated; refined; cultured: cultivated tastes.

Origin of cultivated

First recorded in 1655–65; cultivate + -ed2
Related formsmis·cul·ti·vat·ed, adjectivenon·cul·ti·vat·ed, adjectivepseu·do·cul·ti·vat·ed, adjectivequa·si-cul·ti·vat·ed, adjectivesem·i·cul·ti·vat·ed, adjectivesu·per·cul·ti·vat·ed, adjectiveun·cul·ti·vat·ed, adjectivewell-cul·ti·vat·ed, adjective
Can be confusedcultivated cultured
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Examples from the Web for uncultivated

Historical Examples of uncultivated

  • I liked to have him about me, as uncultivated kings like to have their fools.

  • Such was the language, and such the affecting simplicity of the innocent and uncultivated Imogen.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • What is it that adorns and enhances all the wild and uncultivated scenes of nature?

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • Every thing had the face of uncultivated luxuriance, and impenetrable solitude.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • The slopes of the hills were then, as they are now, uncultivated, and covered with bushes.

    Pagan and Christian Rome

    Rodolfo Lanciani


British Dictionary definitions for uncultivated

uncultivated

adjective
  1. (of a garden, fields, the earth, etc) not having been tilled and prepared or planted
  2. (of a mind, person, etc) not improved by education

cultivated

adjective
  1. cultured, refined, or educated
  2. ((of land or soil))
    1. subjected to tillage or cultivation
    2. tilled and broken up
  3. (of plants) specially bred or improved by cultivation
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Word Origin and History for uncultivated
adj.

1640s (figurative); 1680s (of plants); 1690s (of land), from un- (1) "not" + past participle of cultivate.

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