unhistorical

adjective
un·​his·​tor·​i·​cal | \ ˌən-hi-ˈstȯr-i-kəl How to pronounce unhistorical (audio) , -ˈstär- \
variants: or less commonly unhistoric \ ˌən-​hi-​ˈstȯr-​ik How to pronounce unhistoric (audio) , -​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

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unhistorically \ ˌən-​hi-​ˈstȯr-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce unhistorically (audio) , -​ˈstär-​ \ adverb

Examples of unhistorical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Interpreting the Qur’an exclusively by reference to its text without invoking outside or later sources is injudicious and unhistorical. . Christopher Carroll, WSJ, "The Crescent Rising," 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of unhistorical

1611, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

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

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