Definition of unchristian in US English:



  • 1Not professing Christianity or its teachings.

    • ‘‘The church must repudiate once and for all the unchristian formula of male superiority-female inferiority,’ wrote Sheila D. Collins.’
    • ‘Given the struggles of parents in a society whose manners and morals are largely unchristian, which was the case in the late fourth century as it is now, this severity seems excessive.’
    • ‘These beliefs existed within the interstices of official faith and ritual and churchmen did not necessarily see them as pagan, unchristian, heretical or erroneous.’
    • ‘It wasn't that America is an unchristian country, quite the contrary.’
    • ‘There are decidedly unchristian aspects such as reincarnation (of the elves) and the ancestor worship many of the characters indulge in.’
    1. 1.1informal (of a person or their behavior) unkind, unfair, or morally wrong.
      ‘she was possessed of a very unchristian suspicion about her half sister’
      • ‘When words and processes are misleading, it is neither unchristian nor mean to ask for a higher standard.’
      • ‘Are such sentiments substandard, unchristian?’