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unchristian

[uhn-kris-chuh n] /ʌnˈkrɪs tʃən/
adjective
1.
not conforming to Christian teaching or principles:
unchristian selfishness.
2.
not Christian.
3.
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
1545-1555
1545-55; un-1 + Christian
Related forms
unchristianly, adverb
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unchristian

/ʌnˈkrɪstʃən/
adjective
1.
not in accordance with the principles or ethics of Christianity
2.
non-Christian or pagan
Derived Forms
unchristianly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unchristian
adj.

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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