Definition of cultivated in English:

cultivated

adjective

  • Refined and well educated.

    ‘he was a remarkably cultivated and educated man’
    • ‘At the age of 24, he began writing about a gloriously talented baseball team for a cultivated newspaper during the golden age of the American summer game.’
    • ‘Though there were many individual exceptions, the broad middle class which carried so much weight in mid-nineteenth century Europe was educated but not cultivated.’
    • ‘The Proms is definitely Dress Down, and I was in a fleece, combat-style jeans and trainers, and I got a few disdaining looks for those dressed for a cultivated Friday night out.’
    • ‘They were often afraid of a decline in refined and cultivated taste, of an elimination of social distinctions by mass consumerism.’
    • ‘It has become the creed of virtually every cultivated person.’
    • ‘Most of these churches were controlled by wealthy pew holders who wanted their clergy to be eloquent, cultivated men with a refined literary sensibility.’
    • ‘When the ship reached Sydney, the lovers eloped, retreating to the bush, where they ensured that the children born were imbued with cultivated manners and tastes.’
    • ‘Here it survives to this day as an event on the calendar of every cultivated person.’
    • ‘The cultivated reader is shouted down by his big rude pictures.’
    • ‘Members of their cultivated or political classes are specially averse to this treatment.’
    • ‘As you must be a rather cultivated person to be reading this section of the paper, you probably have your own idea of Ovid and his Metamorphoses.’
    • ‘Hamilton was educated in the elitist qualities of Scotland's early improvers who tended to equate cultivated manners with moral virtue.’
    • ‘At Scarborough, by contrast, you are encouraged to find confirmation of the kind of cultivated person you might like to think you are.’
    • ‘The books are intended to be informative and enjoyable for the cultivated listener and they succeed.’
    • ‘He is a highly cultivated man who speaks seven languages and has completed a post-graduate research in astrophysics.’
    • ‘The idea was to rationalize and redefine retailing by distributing goods in a cultivated manner: efficiently, honestly, and cleanly.’
    cultured, educated, well read, well informed
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Pronunciation

cultivated

/ˈkʌltɪveɪtɪd/