cultivated cultivated  /ˈkəl tə ˌveɪ təd/


  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


  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.


  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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