Definition of unhistoric in US English:



  • Not historic or historical.

    ‘the thesis has been criticized for being unhistoric and too abstract’
    • ‘The English spies whom Le Carré wrote about were not exactly committing unhistoric acts; but theirs were hidden lives, lost in the complicated fog of the Cold War.’
    • ‘The outside pressure it appears to be under is not real, as the relatively muted ‘unhistoric’ reaction on Monday indicated.’
    • ‘Indeed, things are not so ill with me partly because I have met and known these unhistoric men and women, but most of all because they have allowed me to know how it is like to be loved on this earth.’
    • ‘Keep us informed of those unhistoric acts - of the lives of people lived for the good as well as that minority who live to do ill.’
    • ‘But it was only in Colombo that he began to see the importance of those unhistoric acts of George Eliot's to his work both past and present.’
    • ‘Be that as it may, the Reservation, as relates to present civilization, is unproductive, unhistoric ground.’
    • ‘There are however no characters for higher mathematics or logic, and the number of other unhistoric characters has also been kept to a practical minimum.’
    • ‘Porter criticizes especially the unhistoric, absolutistic and positivistic tendencies of the Enlightenment and he tends to be polemic in this context.’
    • ‘The Church in its early days went fierce and fast with any warhorse; yet it is utterly unhistoric to say that she merely went mad along one idea, like a vulgar fanaticism.’
    • ‘The sole remaining source is tradition, which, though constantly receiving unhistoric accretions, seems to preserve a kernel of truth in the legend that the apostle went to Rome toward the close of his life and there suffered martyrdom under Nero.’
    • ‘I expect most of my acts to be unhistoric.’