Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Neglect or want of culture or education.
- n. Lack of culture.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Want of culture.
- un- + culture (Wiktionary)
“Now these many poems, before Pisistratus took them in hand, had been in the keeping for perhaps three centuries of wandering minstrels -- Rhapsodoi, Aoidoi, Citharaedi and Homeridae, as they were called -- who drifted about the Isles of Greece and Asiatic mainland during the long period of Greek insignificance and unculture.”
“Outgrown them not because the wages were too high but because their wants were too low; were only wants of the body, wants of the barrenest unculture;”
“If for a moment we should, with Rousseau, conceive of the first generations of man as in a condition of animal unculture, creeping on all fours, and without speech, then we are utterly unable to learn from any of the champions of this theory in what manner these human-like animals could ever attain to reason and to a moral consciousness.”
“Even as in the features of the countenance, spiritual unculture and spiritual refinement are almost always visibly expressed, so is also the body in its entire being subject to the refining influence of the moral spirit; and this influence ought not to be of a merely mediate and unintended character, as resulting from the unconsciously-ruling potency of the spiritual life in the body, but in fact also of an immediate character.”
“The inferior position of the female sex in all non-Christian nations is a sign of moral unculture, which even the Greeks did not entirely put off.”
“The end of a work of art is not, to be used by the individual, but to be enjoyed and admired universally; and it is properly regarded as a sign of spiritual unculture when a particular age takes delight only in the merely useful, in mere labor, and not also in that which transcends labor, namely, in art, — when the age does not also exalt labor into art.”
“Rudeness and unculture are sinful in every respect, and hence also in respect to the senses.”
“Man is what he is as a person solely in virtue of moral activity; without this activity he remains in spiritual unculture, and is essentially impersonal.”
“Without the state, and outside of it, there is no morality proper, but only unculture.”
“If in addition to this the High School movement should depart from its original conception, that of a temporary community of life between the teachers and the taught, and should, instead of this, resolve itself into a lecture-institution, then the danger arises that what is offered will be disconnected matter, intended for entertainment, and without any basis of real knowledge, something commonly called half-culture which is worse than unculture, and is more properly described as misculture.”
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