overcultivated

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ cultivated

Adjective[edit]

overcultivated (comparative more overcultivated, superlative most overcultivated)

  1. Excessively cultivated.
    • 2007 September 16, Sophie Gee, “The Red Badge of Scandal”, New York Times:
      The overcultivated, emotionally constrained New York of Edith Wharton and Henry James — who appears in the novel as a force for debilitating self-control — resounds in the morality tale of Theodore’s demise.