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Not characterized by good taste, manners, or education.‘to my uncultured palate most of the wines were good’
boorish, loutish, oafish, brutish, coarse, crude, uncouth, rough-hewn, roughcast, vulgar, unrefined, unladylike, ungentlemanly, ill-bred, ill-mannered, unmannerly, impolite, churlish, discourteous, uncivil, ungracious, rude, brusque, blunt, curtView synonyms
- ‘He murmured, slipping into the uncultured speech of the poorer class as he comforted the man in his arms.’
- ‘It was natural food with a natural flavour, and it went down a treat, even with my uncultured tastebuds.’
- ‘‘I'm sorry if I seemed uncultured and ignorant earlier,’ he said.’
- ‘I am a colossal fool, completely uncultured, uneducated, unable even to spell opara, poorly dressed, but fortunately not quite ugly enough to have to put a bag over my head.’
- ‘Or maybe I'm just totally uncultured when it comes to films.’
- ‘My poor uncultured lady will have to get used to travelling quite a bit.’
- ‘Their comments were not only uncultured but completely out of context.’
- ‘But now I feel there was something rather endearing about my uncultured clumsiness.’
- ‘They are laughably rude and uncultured, of course; this hardly constitutes a sharp observation.’
- ‘I didn't think it was all that good, but before you dismiss me as an uncultured ingrate, I must make my past experience clear.’
- ‘The fashion vanguard will have to develop new strategies to resist the taunts of the uncultured, or even to exploit them in the service of greater hipness.’
- ‘I glared at them and muttered the Russian word for uncultured lowlife.’
- ‘That doesn't mean to say that Mr Wilson is uncultured.’
- ‘They are backward, uncultured, uncivilized, and completely alien to the good norms values and achievements of the present era.’
- ‘As I was with an English teacher, a literary obsessive and a borderline genius, spending time in The Globe could've been very intimidating for someone as thick and uncultured as me.’
- ‘People in many other cultures view this insistence on getting to the point as rude and uncultured.’
- ‘They think their parents are uncultured and not posh enough to live a life as rich and famous.’
- ‘They consider eating outside in this way uncultured, and not for the likes of them.’
- ‘We've already seen how uncultured I am, so I'll open this one to the floor…’
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