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[uhn-kuhl-cher] /ʌnˈkʌl tʃər/
the lack or absence of culture:
Much modern fiction is a product of unculture.
Origin of unculture
1615-25; un-1 + culture
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uncultured, adjective Unabridged
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  • Hundreds of men and women were led to change their lives by this rugged, uncultured, but natural preacher.

    Looking Seaward Again Walter Runciman
  • He may have been an uncultured savage, but he was a man, and very human.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • But why should M. Lacheneur give his daughter to an uncultured peasant?

    The Honor of the Name Emile Gaboriau
  • His dress was very plain and poor, his manner was uncultured, his language was ungrammatical.

    Three People Pansy
  • When he spoke, his voice—and there is no greater tell-tale than the voice—was rough and uncultured.

    Lords of the World Alfred John Church
  • His was the voice of an uncultured man, but his tone was that of an equal.

    The Man Who Knew Edgar Wallace
  • Full of wild faculty, fire and light: of wild worth, all uncultured; working out his life-task in the depths of the Desert there.

  • He was simply an uncultured, ignorant, rough-and-ready, Irish-American backwoodsman.

    Adventures in Alaska Samuel Hall Young
  • Then indeed might be seen a refinement and intellect seldom found in persons of her class in those rough and uncultured times.

    In the Wars of the Roses Evelyn Everett-Green
British Dictionary definitions for uncultured


lacking good taste, manners, upbringing, and education
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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