Definition of unhistorical in English:



  • Not in accordance with history or with historical analysis.

    ‘there is a good deal of unhistorical thinking where the European Community is concerned’
    ‘it is pointless and unhistorical to condemn the absence of democracy in the recruitment of diplomats’
    • ‘This is an unhistorical categorisation, which does not place these figures in their historical context and refuses to recognise that even the greatest thinkers of the period remained men of their time.’
    • ‘Both groups are making unhistorical arguments that severely distort the cultural reality.’
    • ‘How wildly unhistorical, terribly nice and quite absurd!’
    • ‘The preference for an authoritative judiciary over the ‘tyranny of temporal political majority’ sounds apolitical and unhistorical.’
    • ‘The realist view is also unhistorical according to Marxists.’
    • ‘But no, he howls: ‘How wildly unhistorical, terribly nice and quite absurd!’’
    • ‘In her book she still defends the same dodgy, unhistorical methodology.’
    • ‘Nor is it unhistorical; Turner was dead before Dickens wrote Hard Times, yet he not only became a major inspiration for Impressionism but in some ways went beyond it.’
    • ‘He was, you might say, a poet of the uncommonplace: a philosopher of the unphilosophical, a historian of the unhistorical and a politician of the unpolitical.’
    • ‘Our utterly unhistorical and ignorant contemporary culture, so unable to imagine any history before the most recent edition of Windows, desperately needs to have contact with the past.’
    • ‘How puerile, how unjust, how derivative, how bloody unhistorical can you get?’
    • ‘His suggestion that Europe could return to divisive nationalism was dismissed by many as alarmist and unhistorical.’
    • ‘And it's ignorant, unhistorical, an act of murderous pessimism.’
    • ‘The red flag is gone; the unhistorical doctrine lives on.’
    • ‘For example, those who suggest that Mr Haughey's restoration throughout the 1970s was inevitable and that his election as party leader was a foregone conclusion for a long time before it happened, are being simply unhistorical.’
    • ‘To claim that the film is reminiscent of ‘totalitarian’ propaganda is as silly as it is unhistorical - and anyway why should the devil have all the best tunes?’
    • ‘How can he be allowed to get away with such blatant, unhistorical nonsense?’
    • ‘Such a usage is ethically unacceptable, politically manipulative and decidedly unhistorical.’
    • ‘Nowhere in his presentation does he forget about the plight of the animals, but fortunately, this does not lead him to formulate unhistorical postulates.’
    • ‘What Burke argued passionately against, by contrast, was the French Revolution and Jacobin thinking, which he saw as expressing an unhistorical, tyrannical spirit and an importunate desire for power.’