One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of a boy or man) not circumcised.
- ‘Men who have been circumcised may be six times less likely to contract the HIV virus than uncircumcised men, research carried out in India suggests.’
- ‘The son who, on principle remained uncircumcised, will hardly, on principle, remain in Judaism.’
- ‘HPV DNA was detected in 19.6 percent of uncircumcised men and in 5.5 percent of circumcised men.’
- ‘The results suggest that there are few self-reported differences in sexual health between circumcised and uncircumcised men.’
- ‘I mention the Michaelangelo statue of David, that he's uncircumcised there.’
- ‘In this common ground, there is no Jew or Greek, circumcised or uncircumcised, male or female because we are joined together as sisters and brothers.’
- ‘Over four-fifths of all men in the world are uncircumcised.’
- ‘Several studies reported that circumcised boys were between 10 to 39 times less likely to develop urinary tract infections during infancy than uncircumcised boys.’
- ‘Uncircumcised males are about 10 times more likely than circumcised males to develop a UTI before age 1.’
- ‘‘Suddenly,’ Stendahl writes, ‘I feel it important to be an uncircumcised Gentile.’’
- ‘When Peter ministers among the Gentiles, the other disciples ask him, ‘Why did you go to uncircumcised people and eat with them?’’
- ‘The trial was therefore stopped and the uncircumcised men were offered circumcision.’
- 1.1archaic Irreligious or heathen.
- ‘Ye are an unruly obstinate people, whose hearts are unreformed and uncircumcised.’
- ‘It is less painful to contemplate a Jesus, a Bar Kokhba or any other Jew punished under humane Israelite law than his abandonment to the cruel caprice of uncircumcised Rome.’
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