unbaptized

adjective
un·​bap·​tized | \ ˌən-bap-ˈtīzd How to pronounce unbaptized (audio) , -ˈbap-ˌtīzd, especially Southern -bab- or -ˈbab- \

Definition of unbaptized

: not baptized unbaptized infants also, dated : heathenish, profane … men cling to this old song, because they still have moments of unbaptized and uncommitted life, which give them an appetite for more. — Henry David Thoreau

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Examples of unbaptized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Duendes, a type of gnome that has long been featured in regional Catholic lore, are said to haunt, and even steal, unbaptized babies. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "In Catemaco, Mexico's 'Land of the Sorcerers'," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unbaptized

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbaptized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbaptized. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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