unchristian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unchristian not of a Christian faith
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unchristian Contrary to Christianity; not like or becoming a Christian; as, unchristian conduct.
    • Unchristian Not Christian; not converted to the Christian faith; infidel.
    • v. t Unchristian To make unchristian.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unchristian Not Christian; opposed to Christianity or to its spirit; contrary to Christianity or a Christian character.
    • unchristian Not converted to the Christian faith: as, unchristian nations. Hence Not in accordance with the civilization that Christianity insures; rude; cruel: often used colloquially to signify improper, unusual, and the like.
    • unchristian To deprive of the constituent qualities of Christianity; make unchristian.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unchristian un-kris′tyan not Christian, not converted to Christianity: contrary to the character of Christianity, cruel, harsh:
    • v.t Unchristian to make unchristian
    • adj Unchristian un-kris′tyan (coll.) improper, unusual
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. un-, not + Christian,

Usage

In literature:

God frowns on such unchristian affection, and He usually sees to it that even in this world the reaping be according to the sowing.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
For myself I thought it very unchristian that the irons were not warmed a trifle.
"The Essays of "George Eliot" Complete" by George Eliot
He suddenly remembered some unchristian peculiarities that were certainly growing upon her.
"The Golden House" by Mrs. Woods Baker
And she went away, unchristian but clean.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
It would be an insult to your intelligence to prove the self-evident proposition that war is uneconomic, unscientific, unchristian.
"Prize Orations of the Intercollegiate Peace Association" by Intercollegiate Peace Association
Few men of his age aroused more bitter or more unjust and unchristian hostility.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865" by Various
And I trust without unchristian feeling.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It is a most unchristian spirit.
"A City Schoolgirl" by May Baldwin
And it is very unchristian of all of us, to say the least.
"Brooke's Daughter" by Adeline Sergeant
This principle is also unchristian.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
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In poetry:

Full in my face, I hear them cast,
My faithless life, and converse past,
My carnal and intemp'rate mind,
To each unchristian vice inclin'd.
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
Then frowned the King in sore despite;
"A murrain seize that traitrous knight,
For that he lies!" he cried--
"A base, unchristian paynim he,
Else, by my beard, he would not be
A recreant to his bride!
"The Vision Of The Holy Grail" by Eugene Field

In news:

The extent in which your frequent columnist Steve Sneed will go to spread his unchristian, really anti-christian, viewpoints is mind boggling.
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