[ 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 formsqua·si-con·vert·ed, adjectiveun·con·vert·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unconverted

British Dictionary definitions for unconverted


/ (ˌʌnkənˈvɜːtɪd) /


not having been changed or adaptedan 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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