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[kuh n-vur-tid]
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  1. 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.
  2. noting anything, formerly of the type specified, that has been converted to something else: His yacht is a converted destroyer escort.
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Origin of converted

First recorded in 1585–95; convert1 + -ed2
Related formsqua·si-con·vert·ed, adjectiveun·con·vert·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unconverted

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  • In each of these the keyword of His message is—not to the unconverted, but to the Church—Repent!

  • The unconverted do not need revival, for there is not any life there to revive.

    The Calvary Road

    Roy Hession

  • He is a man of falsehood, as all the unconverted savages are.

    The Coral Island

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • They are sad infidels, however, and Bar Hhasdai is unconverted.

  • There appears, therefore, no remedy left for the unconverted man.


    Edward Hoare

British Dictionary definitions for unconverted


  1. 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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