uncultured

adjective
un·cul·tured | \ ˌən-ˈkəl-chərd \

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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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, "What Makes Us Human? Discovery of Neanderthal Art Is Rewriting What We Know About Ourselves," 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, "Why White People Hate Immigrants, Explained," 25 Jan. 2018 Putin is an uneducated, unintelligent, uncultured man who has no plan. Isaac Chotiner, Slate Magazine, "Masha Gessen on where Trump and Putin converge and diverge, and what it means for America.," 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, "John Carlisle: In Detroit's lost world, the invisible and the forgotten," 16 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of uncultured

1555, in the meaning defined above

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