Origin of un-American
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Fortunately, these un-American arguments are destined to fail with the American public as the issue ripens.
It seems almost un-American to double down on the Clinton and Bush dynasties that ran the country for a generation.
And any lover of “Seinfeld” would regard banning the “Soup Nazi” episode as scandalously un-American.
When Bauer pointed this out, the phrase that went through my mind like a grim joke was, “How un-American of him.”
Most disconcerting of all was the sense that this perilous post-election limbo was so very un-American.
But reverence for any earthly thing is the most un-American of attitudes.Maids Wives and Bachelors|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
All this is tyranny as gross and un-American as that of George the Third in trying to force his will upon the colonies.The Prodigal Village|Irving Bacheller
The type of face and character of bearing are surprisingly un-American.Across the Plains|Robert Louis Stevenson
We promised that the Church should cease to accumulate property for the support of illegal practices and un-American government.Under the Prophet in Utah|Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins
These long, solitary walks were one of the un-American habits that earned for Sarah Hunt the reputation of eccentricity.Husks|Marion Harland
Everything is un-American that tends either to government by a plutocracy or government by a mob. [Theodore Roosevelt, 1917]
A term used, primarily by extreme conservatives, to attack principles or practices considered to be at odds with the values of most Americans. Many object to the use of the term on the grounds that it is vague, shortsighted, and intolerant.