American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not cultivated by standard agricultural methods: uncultivated vegetables; uncultivated ground.
- adj. Socially unpolished, uncultured, or unrefined.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not cultivated, in any sense of that word.
- adj. Not cultivated by agricultural methods; not prepared for cultivation.
- adj. Inadequately educated; lacking art or knowledge; unrefined; uncultured; uncivilized.
- adj. Not attended to or fostered.
- adj. (of land or fields) not prepared for raising crops
- adj. (of persons) lacking art or knowledge
- adj. characteristic of a person who is not cultivated or does not have intellectual tastes
- un- + cultivated (Wiktionary)
“In San Andrés isolated trees and small localized groups of trees survive, apart from secondary bushy vegetation in uncultivated areas or forming an irregular undergrowth among the crops of coconut palm, while there are some remnants of the forest in the central massif of Providencia.”
“As I have already said, we had from the beginning felt called especially for itinerating work, the work of looking out new fields and preparing the way for other laborers, the work of preparing the soil in uncultivated regions, that by twos and threes, and in greater numbers when God's time arrived, the sowers of the Word might come to dark Tibet to scatter the seed unto a glorious harvest.”
“The villages were abandoned, and the land lay around in uncultivated wastes.”
“Job wrote his epic poem in a state of society which we should probably term uncultivated; and when Lamech gave utterance to the most ancient and the saddest of human lyrics, the world was in its infancy, and it would appear as if the first artificer in "brass and iron" had only helped to make homicide more easy.”
“In this respect, the Persians, Turks, and the so-called uncultivated people, are much more generous than we are.”
“But the difference between the states does not appear to me so great as the gentleman imagines; and I beg leave to say, that in proportion to the increase of population, the southern states will have greater weight than the northern, as they have such large quantities of land still uncultivated, which is not so much the case to the north.”
“Ignored was that local law stipulated that "uncultivated" land could be owned by individuals.”
“And those who possess or have cultivated in themselves this fine moral sentiment of unselfishness, justice, and considerateness, will be surrounded by an atmosphere of culture though their dwelling-place be an uncarpeted cabin, while those who lack this restraining grace will be "uncultivated" though their surroundings afford every comfort, beauty, and luxury.”
“It is only the ill-bred, that is, the uncultivated imagination that will amuse itself where it ought to worship and work. ”
“uncultivated" people, these "illiterates," in order to aid these "ignorant natives," we robbed them, the gentlemen who "had worked so hard," Look how we took what they had worked so hard for to give it to the idlers!”
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