unregenerate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unregenerate unrepentant and incapable of being reformed "an unregenerate criminal"
    • adj unregenerate not reformed morally or spiritually "unregenerate human nature","unregenerate conservatism"
    • adj unregenerate tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Unregenerate Not regenerated; not renewed in heart; remaining or being at enmity with God.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unregenerate Not regenerated; not renewed in heart; remaining at enmity with God; in a general sense, wicked; bad.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unregenerate un-rē-jen′e-rāt not renewed in heart through regeneration, unreconciled to God
    • ***

Quotations

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
    Oliver%20Wendell%20Holmes%20Jr.
    “On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it.”

Usage

In literature:

As I have said before, an unregenerated man in heaven would make a hell of it.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
I knew his views; perhaps I had shared them in some measure in my unregenerate days.
"Man and Maid" by Elinor Glyn
What then, must not unregenerate men pray?
"Diary of Anna Green Winslow" by Anna Green Winslow
Our ministers are after the unregenerates, not after the godly.
"Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls" by Edith Van Dyne (AKA L. Frank Baum)
Unregenerate perhaps, but most natural, most human!
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
For the lowest region is that of natural life, of plant and bird and beast, and unregenerate man.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
Another danger he perceived, not in the unregenerate will or wandering heart, but in the critical intelligence.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
Droop had yielded to his thirst and was again sleeping the sleep of the unregenerate.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
They were, in a word, the owner of elephants and the unregenerate Dick.
"Her Ladyship's Elephant" by David Dwight Wells
Believe me, you may safely trust to any thing that depends on the pride and selfishness of unregenerated human nature.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
With this unregenerate Adam in him, I fear that the Liberalism that is also within him is quite ready to make terms.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
But mother was very gentle, and only said, 'I fear, my child, that savors of an unregenerate heart.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867" by Various
And he turned from me fully convinced, I believe, that I was an unregenerate rogue.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Greece, after Venizelos's retirement, returned to the narrow creed and foolish pranks of her unregenerate days, sinking deeper into anarchy.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Weeds are unregenerate flowers.
"Sex=The Unknown Quantity" by Ali Nomad
He was as impracticable as before, and the magistrates, being but unregenerate mortals, may be pardoned if they found him provoking.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
An unregenerated man would rather be in hell than in heaven.
"The Way to God and How to Find It" by Dwight Moody
No one likes to be reminded of the days when he was unregenerate.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
One reverts to one's unregenerate type.
"God and Mr. Wells" by William Archer
The Inspector was not so stiff and correct but that he could feel an unregenerate curiosity.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
***

In poetry:

"Oh my," said he, with solemn frown,
"I tremble for each dancing FRATER,
Like unregenerated clown
And harlequin at some the-ayter."
"John and Freddy" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

For nearly a decade, she has been pop's most unregenerate grump, sneering contempt for everything over bubblegum-punk hooks.
***