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untilled

[ til ]SEE DEFINITION OF untilled
  • as inuncultivated
  • as indesert
  • as infallow

Synonyms for untilled

  • arid
  • barbaric
  • barbarous
  • coarse
  • crass
  • crude
  • fallow
  • lowbrow
  • rough
  • rude
  • savage
  • uncivil
  • uncivilized
  • uncouth
  • uncultured
  • undeveloped
  • unfarmed
  • unplowed
  • wild
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Antonyms for untilled

  • cultivated
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNTILLED

I have read the expostulations of Mr. Finck about the untilled fields of Chopin.

There were no fences at all by the road side now, and the land was rough and untilled.

It has been an overlooked and in a great measure an untilled field.

Vineyards are untilled, olives unpruned, for lack of labourers.

It took us about an hour to cross this untilled and unfenced strip.

Acres spread their untilled bosoms, while the nations rise and fall.

I only indicate how large a portion of this explanatory field is yet untilled.

The wars had left them poor, untilled, in a wretched condition.

Otherwise her mind, by no means a poor one, lay fallow and untilled.

Untilled breadths of prairie round about begin to show scars.

WORD ORIGIN

"until," Old English til (Northumbrian), from Old Norse til "to, until," from Proto-Germanic *tilan (cf. Danish til, Old Frisian til "to, till," Gothic tils "convenient," German Ziel "limit, end, goal"). A common preposition in Scandinavian, probably originally the accusative case of a noun now lost except for Icelandic tili "scope," the noun used to express aim, direction, purpose (e.g. aldrtili "death," literally "end of life"). Also cf. German Ziel "end, limit, point aimed at, goal," and compare till (v.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNTILLED

desert

adjectivebarren, uncultivated
  • arid
  • bare
  • desolate
  • infertile
  • lonely
  • solitary
  • sterile
  • uninhabited
  • unproductive
  • untilled
  • waste
  • wild
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