Definition of uncultured in English:



  • Not characterized by good taste, manners, or education.

    ‘to my uncultured palate most of the wines were good’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘My poor uncultured lady will have to get used to travelling quite a bit.’
    • ‘Or maybe I'm just totally uncultured when it comes to films.’
    • ‘‘I'm sorry if I seemed uncultured and ignorant earlier,’ he said.’
    • ‘It was natural food with a natural flavour, and it went down a treat, even with my uncultured tastebuds.’
    • ‘That doesn't mean to say that Mr Wilson is uncultured.’
    • ‘Their comments were not only uncultured but completely out of context.’
    • ‘They consider eating outside in this way uncultured, and not for the likes of them.’
    • ‘I glared at them and muttered the Russian word for uncultured lowlife.’
    • ‘He murmured, slipping into the uncultured speech of the poorer class as he comforted the man in his arms.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They are backward, uncultured, uncivilized, and completely alien to the good norms values and achievements of the present era.’
    • ‘People in many other cultures view this insistence on getting to the point as rude and uncultured.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They think their parents are uncultured and not posh enough to live a life as rich and famous.’
    • ‘But now I feel there was something rather endearing about my uncultured clumsiness.’
    • ‘We've already seen how uncultured I am, so I'll open this one to the floor…’
    • ‘They are laughably rude and uncultured, of course; this hardly constitutes a sharp observation.’
    • ‘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.’
    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, curt
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