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  • Unchristian — Un*chris tian, a. [Pref. un not + Christian.] 1. Not Christian; not converted to the Christian faith; infidel. [1913 Webster] 2. Contrary to Christianity; not like or becoming a Christian; as, unchristian conduct. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unchristian — Un*chris tian, v. t. [1st pref. un + Christian.] To make unchristian. [Obs.] South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unchristian — 1550s, not professing Christianity (of persons), from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + CHRISTIAN (Cf. Christian). Meaning at variance with Christian principles (of actions) is recorded from 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • unchristian — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not in accordance with the teachings of Christianity. 2) ungenerous or unfair …   English terms dictionary

  • unchristian — [unkris′chən] adj. 1. not having or practicing a Christian religion 2. not in accord with the principles of Christianity 3. Informal outrageous; dreadful …   English World dictionary

  • unchristian — unchristianly, adv. /un kris cheuhn/, adj. 1. not conforming to Christian teaching or principles: unchristian selfishness. 2. not Christian. 3. Informal. unsuitable for Christians; uncivilized; objectionable: She declared she would not pay such… …   Universalium

  • unchristian — a. 1. Infidel, unchristianized. 2. Irreligious, unholy, ungodly, unchristian like, unkind, uncharitable, unrighteous, evil, wicked, sinful, unbecoming a Christian …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • unchristian — adjective Date: 1555 1. not of the Christian faith 2. a. contrary to the Christian spirit or character b. uncivilized, barbarous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unchristian — adjective a) Not of the Christian faith b) Not in accord with Christian teachings; heretical …   Wiktionary

  • unchristian — Synonyms and related words: Draconian, Tartarean, animal, anthropophagous, atheist, atheistic, atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, beastly, bestial, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody minded, brutal, brutalized, brute, brutish, cannibalistic, cruel, cruel… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unChristian — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Sinful] Syn. irreligious, pagan, evil; see impious , wicked 1 . 2. [Uncivil] Syn. unseemly, impolite, heartless, outrageous, dreadful; see also ruthless 1 …   English dictionary for students

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