unchristianize love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To convert or lead away from Christianity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To turn from the Christian faith; to cause to abandon the belief and profession of Christianity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To turn from the Christian faith; cause to degenerate from the belief and profession of Christianity.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • To do so would, but unchristianize the deep grief which bereavement awakens, and which true piety sanctifies; it would unhumanize the very constitution of home itself.

    The Christian Home

  • No form of vice, not worldliness, not greed of gold, not drunkenness itself, does more to unchristianize society than evil temper.

    The World's Great Sermons, Volume 10 Drummond to Jowett, and General Index

  • That the sin of slaveholding, as practiced in the American churches, is a sin of the first degree, and the greatest known in the catalogue of crimes -- the highest violation of God's law -- a shameful abuse of God's creatures, shocking to enlightened humanity, and should unchurch, and does unchristianize every man and woman who is a slaveholder.

    History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

  • But now and then would come along a clerical visitor with a sad face and a wailing voice, which sounded exactly as if somebody must be lying dead up stairs, who took no interest in us children, except a painful one, as being in a bad way with our cheery looks, and did more to unchristianize us with his woebegone ways than all his sermons were like to accomplish in the other direction.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • "would come along a clerical visitor with a sad face and a wailing voice, which sounded exactly as if somebody must be lying dead upstairs, who took no interest in us children, except a painful one, as being in a bad way with our cheery looks, and did more to unchristianize us with his woebegone ways than all his sermons were like to accomplish in the other direction."

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.