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[kuh n-vur-tid] /kənˈvɜr tɪd/
noting a specified type of person who has been converted from the religion, beliefs, or attitudes characteristic of that type:
a converted Christian; a converted thief.
noting anything, formerly of the type specified, that has been converted to something else:
His yacht is a converted destroyer escort.
Origin of converted
First recorded in 1585-95; convert1 + -ed2
Related forms
quasi-converted, adjective
unconverted, adjective Unabridged
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  • In each of these the keyword of His message is—not to the unconverted, but to the Church—Repent!

  • The unconverted do not need revival, for there is not any life there to revive.

    The Calvary Road Roy Hession
  • He is a man of falsehood, as all the unconverted savages are.

    The Coral Island R.M. Ballantyne
  • They are sad infidels, however, and Bar Hhasdai is unconverted.

  • There appears, therefore, no remedy left for the unconverted man.

    Popery Edward Hoare
  • Nor is there the slightest use in arguing with unconverted people.

    Life and Times of David Charles Henry Mackintosh
  • But what of the unconverted—the unbelieving—the unrepentant—the unprepared?

    Life and Times of David Charles Henry Mackintosh
  • Just saluting our little flag, mebbe, suggested the unconverted Josh.

  • But how do we know that every man in his natural, unconverted state is blind?

    The Great Commission C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
British Dictionary definitions for unconverted


not having been changed or adapted: an unconverted barn
  1. not having changed one's beliefs, opinions, etc
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the): he'll be preaching to the unconverted
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Word Origin and History for unconverted

1640s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of convert (v.).

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