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  • adjective Excessively cultivated.


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over- +‎ cultivated


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  • It was Kael's therapeutic advice to the overcultivated that if they just concentrated on responding to the stimulus, the aesthetics would take care of themselves.

    Finding It at the Movies Menand, Louis 1995

  • His voice was agreeable and full -- a trifle precise and overcultivated, perhaps.

    The Younger Set 1899

  • The overcultivated man, after reading a masterpiece, is crushed and flattened under his admiration; but the effect of a masterpiece upon an original spirit, is to make him desire to say something else that rises in his soul, and to say it in his own words; all he needs in the way of training is just enough for him to master technique.

    The Altar Fire Arthur Christopher Benson 1893

  • They overcultivated and mismanaged the soil throughout the 1920s.

    San Francisco Sentinel 2008


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