uncultured

adjective
un·​cul·​tured | \ ˌən-ˈkəl-chərd How to pronounce uncultured (audio) \

Definition of uncultured

: not cultured: such as
a : lacking in education, taste, or refinement coarse, uncultured people
b : not grown or produced under artificial conditions uncultured pathogens

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Examples of uncultured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gothic art has always played with doubling, and in the movie Starling is the elusive, empathetic, uncultured antithesis to Hannibal Lecter’s extravagant psychopath. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 12 Feb. 2021 Cultured butter has a higher fat content (82%-86% vs. 80% for uncultured) and a slightly tangy flavor that has hints of hazelnut. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 6 Jan. 2020 But its predecessor in parts of Eurasia, the Neanderthal, a human ancestor that became extinct around 40,000 years ago, has traditionally been regarded as uncultured and behaviorally inferior. Chris Standish, Newsweek, 27 Feb. 2018 The Irish were once thought to be lazy, dumb and prone to criminal behavior The Italians were considered dumb, dirty and uncultured Neanderthals who would rape white women. Michael Harriot, The Root, 25 Jan. 2018 Putin is an uneducated, unintelligent, uncultured man who has no plan. Isaac Chotiner, Slate Magazine, 27 Feb. 2017 The people without much money, or much opportunity, or those regarded by some as corny or uncultured. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, 16 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of uncultured

1555, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncultured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncultured. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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uncultured

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of uncultured

: not having or showing good education, tastes, and manners

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