un·​crown | \ ˌən-ˈkrau̇n How to pronounce uncrown (audio) \
uncrowned; uncrowning; uncrowns

Definition of uncrown

transitive verb

: to take the crown from : dethrone

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Synonyms & Antonyms for uncrown


defrock, depose, deprive, dethrone, displace, oust, unmake, unseat, unthrone


crown, enthrone, throne

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Examples of uncrown in a Sentence

Edward VIII effectively uncrowned himself when he insisted upon marrying an American divorcée.

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Many considered him Italy’s uncrowned sovereign, the steward of the country’s economic renaissance from the postwar period through the turbulent 1970s. Brenda Cronin, WSJ, "HBO’s ‘Agnelli’ Highlights Fiat Chairman’s Appetite for Women and Danger," 16 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of uncrown

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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