from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • adj. Untilled; uncultivated; wild; hence, unpolished; unrefined; rude, as style.


  • Germany then, saith Tacitus, was incult and horrid, now full of magnificent cities: Athens, Corinth, Carthage, how flourishing cities, now buried in their own ruins!

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • To shut up all in brief, where good government is, prudent and wise princes, there all things thrive and prosper, peace and happiness is in that land: where it is otherwise, all things are ugly to behold, incult, barbarous, uncivil, a paradise is turned to a wilderness.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Here is raw life, lusty, full of rude beauty, but utterly incult.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878


The word 'incult' comes from Latin roots meaning 'not' and 'cultivated'.