[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.

Origin of unchristian

First recorded in 1545–55; un-1 + Christian
Related formsun·chris·tian·ly, adverb
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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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