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  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.
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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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Related Words for uncultivated

arid, barbaric, barbarous, coarse, crass, crude, fallow, rough, rude, savage, uncivil, uncivilized, uncouth, uncultured, undeveloped, wild, lowbrow, unplowed

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.

    Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)

    Maria Edgeworth

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


    William Godwin

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


    William Godwin

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


    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


  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
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  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


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

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