cultivated cultivated  /ˈkəl tə ˌveɪ təd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing
  2. (adj) no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use
  3. (adj) marked by refinement in taste and manners

Usage(s):

  1. Since arriving in Washington in 1987, Land has cultivated dozens of sympathetic members of Congress.
  2. Like all media stars, he has cultivated a style that people can recognize.
  3. Her mother was more glamorous and socially adroit, but Caroline shares Jackie's cultivated charm and has steadily expanded her own profile as a patron of culture and the arts.

News

  1. NBA Draft 2013: Prospects Who Will Contend For Rookie of the Year

    To win Rookie of the Year in the NBA , a prospect must have two things. First and foremost, they must have a talent that is cultivated enough to make an impact in their first year. The NBA draft is largely about potential and upside, but a Rookie of the Year candidate has to have enough game from day one to make a statement. Secondly, the prospect must land in a spot that gives him the ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. With Trois Mec, Ludo Lefebvre Has a Place to Call His Own

    The Los Angeles restaurant embodies the argument that eating sensibilities are changing, prompting a desire for more cultivated dining.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. #Unplug: Baratunde Thurston Left The Internet For 25 Days, And You Should Too

    My official biography, such as it is, reads as follows: “Baratunde Thurston is the author of the New York Times best seller How to Be Black and CEO and cofounder of Cultivated Wit, a creative comedic digital agency and product development company.” I’m an author, consultant, speechifier, and cross-platform opiner on the digital life. My friends say I’m the most connected man in the world. And in ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

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