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

Examples of unpolitical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chang’s decision to be defiantly unpolitical resonates with current-day readers, said Eileen Cheng-yin Chow, a scholar of Chinese literature and culture at Duke University. Lisa Movius, Washington Post, 3 May 2023 Weller certainly endures — his status as silver-foxed icon remains strong across the Atlantic, his stint as a councilman is endlessly torn apart by Jam purists and is now of the not-unpolitical, pastoral singer-songwriter ilk. Washington Post, 20 Nov. 2020 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpolitical was in 1780

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“Unpolitical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpolitical. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


un·​po·​lit·​i·​cal ˌən-pə-ˈlit-i-kəl How to pronounce unpolitical (audio)
: not interested or active in politics
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