Unsaint

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unsaint To deprive of saintship; to deny sanctity to.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unsaint To deprive of saintship; divest of saintly character; deny sanctity to.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unsaint un-sānt′ to divest of saintliness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + saint,

Usage

In literature:

The result was that some very unsaintly popes were elected amid unseemly squabbles.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5" by Various
So much for the dealings of Christian legend with this somewhat unsaintly personage.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
What censure have you for these rebel wives, And this unsainted priest?
"The Mortal Gods and Other Plays" by Olive Tilford Dargan
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