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  • adj. That has not been nurtured.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not nurtured; not educated; untrained; rough.


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un- +‎ nurtured


  • In this day of emphasis on vocational training we must remember there is a part of life unfed, unnurtured, and unexercised by industrial education.

    A Study of Fairy Tales

  • Clare, she lies in peril of her life and honour, beleaguered by a rabble of unnurtured Welsh savages, who, lacking respect for beauty, have directed their arms against a woman.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 274, September 22, 1827

  • My father came, and her mother, an unnurtured, uncouth woman, who would have forced me to wed her on the spot, but my father would not hear of it, more especially as there were then two male heirs, so that I should not have gained her grim old Tower and bare moorlands.

    Grisly Grisell

  • Such colloquies have occupied many a pair of pale-faced weavers, whose unnurtured souls have been like young winged things, fluttering forsaken in the twilight.

    Silas Marner (1885)

  • Fine strapping girls they were, from five years old to fourteen, but rude and unnurtured as so many bears.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • Never saw so unnurtured a cub — Knew no more what he ate than an infidel — I cursed him by my gods when I saw

    Peveril of the Peak

  • Hardy, loose, in some respects, and unnurtured as he was in others, the man had been steadily my friend.

    Afloat and Ashore A Sea Tale

  • It was the fearful cry of Gertrude, which possessed even the influence to still the savage intentions of a set of beings so rude and so unnurtured as those whose passions had just been awakened into fierce activity.

    The Red Rover

  • But while the sons were searching among their stores, for something substantial to appease their hunger, and the younger fry were wrangling about their simple dishes, the parents of the unnurtured family were differently employed.

    The Prairie

  • The mounting tempers of his unnurtured listeners were rebuked by the simple, solemn manner of the trapper.

    The Prairie


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