un·​chris·​tian | \ ˌən-ˈkris-chən How to pronounce unchristian (audio) , -ˈkrish- \
variants: or un-Christian

Definition of unchristian

1 : not of the Christian faith
2a : contrary to the Christian spirit or character

Examples of unchristian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Equally shameless, and wholly transactional, is the reciprocating evangelical embrace of Trump, despite recent revelations about his personal life and his distinctly unchristian approach toward immigrants and the poor. Dan Rodricks, baltimoresun.com, "Rodricks: Expressing shame in a time of shamelessness," 25 Apr. 2018 On Tuesday, the House voted on a last-minute amendment attached to the budget bill that removed the $250,000 that was to go Memphis. House lawmakers from Memphis responded by calling it vile, racist and unchristian. Washington Post, "Moving Confederate statues could prove costly for Memphis," 18 Apr. 2018 God has ordained the two governments: the spiritual, which by the Holy Spirit under Christ makes Christians and pious people; and the secular, which restrains the unchristian and wicked so that they are obliged to keep the peace outwardly. Erick Erickson, Washington Post, "A word too far? Some evangelicals may have reached the breaking point with Trump.," 19 Jan. 2018 The book concludes in the present, with eighty-one per cent of Evangelicals having voted for Donald Trump, despite his many unchristian qualities. Ian Parker, The New Yorker, "Briefly Noted," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of unchristian

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unchristian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchristian. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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