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  1. being without the teachings or spirit of Christ; unchristian.
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Origin of Christless

First recorded in 1645–55; Christ + -less
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Examples from the Web for christless

Historical Examples of christless

  • The Christless heart is like the troubled sea that cannot rest.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

    Alexander Maclaren

  • Surely, not to the high places of this Godless, Christless world.

  • Yet fire is the portion to which the Christless and unbelieving will come.

    Practical Religion

    John Charles Ryle

  • The only prayers which Masonry does authorize, and can consistently authorize, are Christless--infidel prayers and services.

    Secret Societies

    David MacDill, Jonathan Blanchard, and Edward Beecher

  • I sought for comfort in a Godless and Christless philosophy, but sought in vain.

Word Origin and History for christless



1650s, from Christ + -less.

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