un·​pas·​to·​ral ˌən-ˈpa-st(ə-)rəl How to pronounce unpastoral (audio)
: not pastoral: such as
: not relating to or characteristic of the pastor of a church
unpastoral behavior
: not of or relating to the countryside
an unpastoral setting

Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpastoral was in 1593

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Cite this Entry

“Unpastoral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpastoral. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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