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  1. the lack or absence of culture: Much modern fiction is a product of unculture.
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Origin of unculture

First recorded in 1615–25; un-1 + culture
Related formsun·cul·tured, adjective
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  • Each man, ignorant, uncultured in all else, was a past master at poker—an artist.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • His dress was very plain and poor, his manner was uncultured, his language was ungrammatical.

  • His was the voice of an uncultured man, but his tone was that of an equal.

    The Man Who Knew

    Edgar Wallace

  • So I am not going to apologize for the rough and uncultured speech.

  • Have you no wild, uncultured spot to show me, which the hand of man has not defaced?

British Dictionary definitions for uncultured


  1. lacking good taste, manners, upbringing, and education
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