[uhn-kris-chuh n]


not conforming to Christian teaching or principles: unchristian selfishness.
Informal. unsuitable for Christians; uncivilized; objectionable: She declared she would not pay such an unchristian amount of money for a hotel room.

Nearby words

  1. unchastely,
  2. unchecked,
  3. unchic,
  4. unchivalrous,
  5. unchoke,
  6. unchurch,
  7. unchurched,
  8. unchurchly,
  9. uncia,
  10. uncial

Origin of unchristian

First recorded in 1545–55; un-1 + Christian

Related formsun·chris·tian·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for unchristian



not in accordance with the principles or ethics of Christianity
non-Christian or pagan
Derived Formsunchristianly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for unchristian



1550s, "not professing Christianity" (of persons), from un- (1) "not" + Christian. Meaning "at variance with Christian principles" (of actions) is recorded from 1580s.

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