Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not cultured or cultivated: an uncultured coal-mining town; regarded him as an uncultured brute.

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  • adj. Not cultured or civilized; lacking in delicacy or refinement.

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  • adj. (of persons) lacking art or knowledge

Etymologies

un- +‎ cultured (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was the appropriation of certain funds – whether they should be applied towards increasing their seminary, so as to fit it for the proper education of ministers for their church, or whether they should not be applied to some other purpose, and their priesthood be still allowed to spring uncultured from the mass.

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  • I would prefer to be called uncultured if I respect women and their essential right of equality.

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  • His profile on the micro-blogging site says he is a "Former Notre Dame grad student who dropped everything to start an unplanned, unexpected, & 'uncultured' journey to help the poor."

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  • His profile on the micro-blogging site says he is a "Former Notre Dame grad student who dropped everything to start an unplanned, unexpected, &'uncultured' journey to help the poor."

    Don Tapscott: Young Video Blogger Champions His Cause in Davos

  • Whenever you hear or read a snotty European presenting his stereotypes about Americans, he will often describe them as "uncultured", "unintellectual" and "poor in math" because, unlike his peers, they are not into equation drills and the constructions middlebrow people call "high culture".

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  • They were described to be living a 'savage life' – wild, uncivilized, 'uncultured',

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  • Boston furnishes to the "uncultured" world outside.

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, September 1887 Volume 1, Number 8

  • I know that my little "uncultured" project is a drop in the bucket.

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  • Though the "women and children first" policy was followed as the ship was sinking, Professor Bruno Frey of the University of Zurich claimed that many Britons lost their lives because they were courteous, while "uncultured" Americans were more likely to push ahead in line.

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  • Israel doesn't need any help from the nouveau Americans and the new western Europeans, the leaders of this western countries are too young, too soft, too liberal and stupid, they fear from the right wing Islamic extremist, off course Israel don't need any support from this kind of uncultured American and European left wing crackers, hopefully the Israelis can succeed and survive by themselves like they always did with the help of the Lord and let's say Amen

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