cultivated

The adjective cultivated is used to describe someone who is polite and civilized. The cultivated people at the party would be very offended by crude behavior.

Someone who's cultivated is knowledgeable or at least familiar with the arts, current events, history. He or she probably has traveled widely, or at least has read about other people and places. In other words, a cultivated person is a citizen of the world. As it applies to farming, cultivated soil is tilled, or churned, to prepare it for planting.

Primary Meanings of cultivated

1.
adj
no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use
2.
adj
marked by refinement in taste and manners
Full Definitions of cultivated
1

adj no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use

cultivated roses”
cultivated blackberries”
Synonyms:
tame, tamed
brought from wildness into a domesticated state

adj (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing

cultivated land”
Antonyms:
uncultivated
(of land or fields) not prepared for raising crops
uncultivable, uncultivatable
not suitable for cultivation or tilling
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2

adj marked by refinement in taste and manners

cultivated speech”
Synonyms:
civilised, civilized, cultured, genteel, polite
refined
(used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel

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