Definition of uncultivated in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈkəltəˌvādəd/


1(Of land) not used for growing crops.
Example sentences
  • An appeal has gone out to farmers not to plough uncultivated land.
  • The Earth's rice production must expand by about 1 percent annually to meet increasing demand, and almost no available uncultivated land is suited to intensive agriculture.
  • Nest boxes were on strips of uncultivated land planted with young trees among three cultivated fields, adjacent to a wooded area with large trees.
1.1(Of a person) not highly educated or socially adept.
Example sentences
  • Who was this uncultivated person to introduce such base objects to a serious discussion?
  • ‘How can such an uncultivated man govern the country?’
  • This book does a fair job of describing the loggers themselves, uncultivated men for whom an ancient tree is nothing more than a potential fee.

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Syllabification: un·cul·ti·vat·ed

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