uncultivated

adjective
un·​cul·​ti·​vat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈkəl-tə-ˌvā-təd How to pronounce uncultivated (audio) \

Definition of uncultivated

: not cultivated: such as
a : not put under cultivation : not tilled uncultivated land uncultivated fields
b : lacking in education or refinement : uncultured … a warmhearted, decent, uncultivated fellow …— Pauline Kael
c : growing or developing without care an uncultivated plant
d : not developed by training or effort an uncultivated talent While sources went uncultivated and leaks dried up, the capital's best reporters were caught by other stories …— Richard Behar

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Recent Examples on the Web For centuries, when uncultivated Scottish land was appraised, only two numbers mattered: How many birds could be shot from the sky above it, and how many deer could be killed on the ground? New York Times, 5 May 2022 Kaufer will point out the medicinal and edible plants along trails in the uncultivated parts of the Taft Gardens Nature Preserve. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2022 Kaufer will point out the medicinal and edible plants along trails in the uncultivated parts of the Taft Gardens Nature Preserve. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2022 Kaufer will point out the medicinal and edible plants along trails in the uncultivated parts of the Taft Gardens Nature Preserve. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2022 Kaufer will point out the medicinal and edible plants along trails in the uncultivated parts of the Taft Gardens Nature Preserve. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2022 Kaufer will point out the medicinal and edible plants along trails in the uncultivated parts of the Taft Gardens Nature Preserve. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2022 Kaufer will point out the medicinal and edible plants along trails in the uncultivated parts of the Taft Gardens Nature Preserve. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2022 Kaufer will point out the medicinal and edible plants along trails in the uncultivated parts of the Taft Gardens Nature Preserve. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of uncultivated

1646, in the meaning defined above

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14 May 2022

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“Uncultivated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncultivated. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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