Adjective "cultured" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Characterized by refined taste and manners and good education.
  1. 'I sometimes feel that people want to keep the theatre as some kind of special preserve for people like them, educated, cultured people; they don't like it when a play packs out the theatre with ordinary people having a good time.'
  2. 'Most cases of seventeenth-century witchcraft seemed to occur in villages, not in a busy provincial town with a cultured, educated and wealthy population.'
  3. 'As writers and editors, they wanted clear guidance, a clear distinction between educated, cultured usage, standard American English, and uneducated or vulgar usage.'
  4. 'Would it be fair to say that your cultured upbringing and classical education provided a window on the world about which he had only read and imagined?'
  5. 'He possessed an excellent character, charming manners and was highly cultured.'
  6. 'How can even an educated and cultured group of people follow the rules when they are not properly defined?'
  7. 'Both couples were educated, cultured, and well liked by those who knew them.'
  8. 'Still, for those without cultured musical taste, the presentation of sight and sound is exceedingly average and sometimes interesting.'
  9. 'Worse, his cultured grammar and dandified manner could be immensely annoying.'
  10. 'She is from a good family, and is educated, cultured and an extrovert.'
(of tissue cells, bacteria, etc.) grown or propagated in an artificial medium.
  1. 'To create the custom-made ligaments, the harvested cells are cultured in vitro in a specially designed bioreactor with a collagen or other suitable biodegradable matrix.'
  2. 'The scientists also produced a continuously growing line of cultured embryonic germ cells.'
  3. 'The samples tested, including cultured cells, tissue homogenates, and red blood cells, were divided into two aliquots.'
  4. 'Reasons for the past decline include the effects of the pearl button industry of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the cultured pearl industry of the past 50 years.'
  5. 'But in 1962, diving fishermen motivated by a pearl jewellery boom started the production of cultured Poe Rava pearls.'
  6. 'An elongated cultured pearl was pressed into the clay and secured with a small rope of copper clay.'
  7. 'Any such attempt will have implications to the tune of thousands of dollars considering the evolving trends in the global cultured pearl industry.'
  8. 'Native mussel shells are used in the cultured pearl and jewelry industries.'


1. enlightened; refined.

2. artificially nurtured or grown: cultured bacteria.

3. cultivated; tilled.

More examples(as adjective)

"strains can be cultured from sputums."

"cells can be cultured with mls."

"zygotes can be cultured in laboratories."

"vials can be cultured for twos."

"swabs can be cultured for chlamydias."

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