Cultured Cul"tured (k?l"t?rd), a. 1. Under culture; cultivated. ``Cultured vales.'' --Shenstone. [1913 Webster]

2. Characterized by mental and moral training; disciplined; refined; well-educated. [1913 Webster]

The sense of beauty in nature, even among cultured people, is less often met with than other mental endowments. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

The cunning hand and cultured brain. --Whittier. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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