Definition of uncultivated in English:



  • 1(of land) not used for growing crops.

    ‘these meadowlands have lain uncultivated for centuries’
    • ‘Nest boxes were on strips of uncultivated land planted with young trees among three cultivated fields, adjacent to a wooded area with large trees.’
    • ‘Most farmers could only harvest one crop per season due to the minimal rainfall common to the area, and thus left their land uncultivated and searched for alternative sources of income.’
    • ‘It is also one of the reasons why these signs may be taken to signify uncultivated territory and places where wild animals roam.’
    • ‘They grew up together on the moors: the wild, rough and uncultivated terrain.’
    • ‘Native prairie grasses and plants blanket the uncultivated tribal land.’
    • ‘Usually uncultivated and fallow lands need cleaning and leveling.’
    • ‘They leased uncultivated land to the owners of huge flocks of sheep.’
    • ‘The power of feudal lords was reduced, and the richest settlers progressively gained control of uncultivated land.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He pushed through a law which enabled the landless to take over some uncultivated land last year.’
    • ‘In a census year a piece of uncultivated land was not taxed until the following census.’
    • ‘Nearly all processed nuts came from uncultivated trees growing in wild populations.’
    • ‘We are aware of no such studies of wild legumes growing in uncultivated soils.’
    • ‘He, too, knew what it was like to look at an empty, uncultivated piece of land and imagine it blossoming with trees.’
    • ‘The land is mostly uncultivated and, the driver tells them, when the monsoon passes, the area is a desert.’
    • ‘The characteristic landscape of Merovingian villages is a settlement composed of scattered little hamlets, with a multitude of little fields separated by uncultivated lands.’
    • ‘Leaving one-half or one-third of the land uncultivated each year had become a widespread practice in the Middle Ages as a way to restore nutrients.’
    • ‘Under these systems, one third to one half of the land was uncultivated each year, while the cultivated land yielded only four or five units of harvested grain for each unit sown.’
    • ‘Much of the land remains uncultivated partly because its ownership is questionable, partly because its owners have moved away or are dead and mostly because there is no machinery to do the heavy work.’
    unwanted, excess, superfluous, left over, scrap, extra, unused, useless, worthless
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  • 2(of a person) not highly educated.

    ‘an ignorant and uncultivated soldier’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Who was this uncultivated person to introduce such base objects to a serious discussion?’
    • ‘‘How can such an uncultivated man govern the country?’’
    untaught, unschooled, ill-educated, untutored, untrained, unread, unscholarly, illiterate, unlettered, ignorant, ill-informed, uninformed, lowbrow
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