un·​churched | \ ˌən-ˈchərcht How to pronounce unchurched (audio) \

Definition of unchurched

: not belonging to or connected with a church

Examples of unchurched in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Catholicism has lost many adherents to other faiths, and more recently to the ranks of the unchurched. WSJ, 30 Jan. 2022 Today, Catholicism has lost adherents to other faiths in the region, especially Pentecostalism, and more recently to the ranks of the unchurched. Samantha Pearson, WSJ, 11 Jan. 2022 This winning style -- and his inclusive view of Christianity -- helped make Palau a popular figure in his adopted home of Portland, a city known for being one of the most unchurched in the country. oregonlive, 11 Mar. 2021 In carrying out this effort, these ministers pitted churched colonists against unchurched colonists, resulting in the wrongful convictions of 20 American colonials. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 3 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of unchurched

1657, in the meaning defined above

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“Unchurched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchurched. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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