unpolitical

adjective
un·​po·​lit·​i·​cal | \ ˌən-pə-ˈli-ti-kəl How to pronounce unpolitical (audio) \

Definition of unpolitical

Examples of unpolitical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For now, the court’s distinctive public image as a non-polarizing, unpolitical institution in a deeply polarized political world is very much in question. Craig Gilbert, Journal Sentinel, 21 July 2022 Limiting the governor's ability to reorganize the state education board would prevent political influence over a supposedly unpolitical board, supporters have said. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, 30 Jan. 2020 Fan culture around comics is already fraught, and even moves that are baldly unpolitical — like casting black actors, or letting a woman be an action hero — have been met with resistance from some of Marvel’s hardcore fans. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, 3 July 2019 Instead her calm presence—inoffensive, stable, unpolitical even—has allowed the radical changes introduced by her predecessor to settle in, giving the cautious German public time to digest them. The Economist, 12 Apr. 2018 Fan culture around comics is already fraught, and even moves that are baldly unpolitical — like casting black actors, or letting a woman be an action hero — have been met with resistance from some of Marvel’s hardcore fans. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, 3 July 2019 Instead her calm presence—inoffensive, stable, unpolitical even—has allowed the radical changes introduced by her predecessor to settle in, giving the cautious German public time to digest them. The Economist, 12 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of unpolitical

1780, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unpolitical was in 1780

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31 Jul 2022

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“Unpolitical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpolitical. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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