unhistorical

adjective un·his·tor·i·cal \ ˌən-hi-ˈstȯr-i-kəl , -ˈstär- \
variants: or less commonly unhistoric play \ˌən-hi-ˈstȯr-ik, -ˈstär-\

Definition of unhistorical

: not based on, dealing with, or true to history : not historical
  • [Edmund] Spenser's imitators sometimes misunderstood his archaisms, and used them in unhistorical senses.
  • —Charles Barber

unhistorically

play \ˌən-hi-ˈstȯr-i-k(ə-)lē, -ˈstär-\ adverb

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1611


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