non-Chris·​tian ˌnän-ˈkris-chən How to pronounce non-Christian (audio)
: a person who is not a Christian
the beliefs of non-Christians
non-Christian adjective
a non-Christian background
non-Christian faiths

Examples of non-Christian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This sort of dog-whistle rhetoric hinting falsely that the country has been taken over by foreigners — and most often nonwhite non-Christian ones — is a frequent refrain among the right wing in Europe. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 22 July 2023 The non-Christian administrators assigned to coordinate our efforts after we’re gone are in multiple locations. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 21 Oct. 2022 Throughout the years, Robertson's intolerant comments on topics like women's rights, the LGBTQ+ community, and people of non-Christian faith drew heavy backlash for putting others down in the name of his religion. Kyler Alvord, Peoplemag, 8 June 2023 Similar to Christmas and Halloween celebrations today, Easter blends together elements from Christian and non-Christian traditions. Molly Jackson, The Conversation, 5 Apr. 2023 In another break from tradition, Charles’ ceremony will actively spotlight leaders from non-Christian faiths, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism, as well as female bishops and hymns and prayers sung in Welsh, Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 May 2023 The change is even more pronounced in London, where more than a quarter of the population has a non-Christian faith. Danica Kirka, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 May 2023 Leaders of non-Christian faiths will present Charles with items of regalia that are not Christian in nature. Mark Landler, New York Times, 30 Apr. 2023 Cantor Sheri Allen, of Fort Worth’s Makom Shelanu Congregation, said the confluence of bills is concerning and could make non-Christian children feel ostracized. Talia Richman, Dallas News, 21 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1671, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of non-Christian was in 1671

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“Non-Christian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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