Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Taking little or no account of history.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not historical; not based on history.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as unhistoric.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "If we can dismiss as 'unhistorical' most of the Gospels 'Jesus of Christianity, what can we of faithful Israel save of our rabbi, Moses, for Judaism?" asks Rabbi Jacob Neusner, a distinguished Talmudist at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

    Rethinking The Resurrection

  • But it would be grossly unhistorical to suggest that his was a lonely protest.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • Occasionally the production goes over the top, as in Mary's physical assault on her cousin in their unhistorical encounter at Fotheringay.

    Mary Stuart – review

  • To the historian and most Christians, this just confirms what we would have expected anyway in ancient texts of this sort: that there are things that are verifiably historical, things that may be but cannot be verified, things that are verifiably unhistorical, and a range of other nuanced points on the spectrum.

    Gods, Gospels, and Gotta Think of a Third "G"

  • Marx and Engels wrote rather extensively on this in their condemnation of Malthus' theories, which they showed to be both unhistorical and unsupported by facts.

    Deep Phobic Memory

  • The suggestion that the United States government cannot own territory and property is not only constitutionally absurd; it is also unhistorical.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Can a State Take Federal Land by Eminent Domain?”

  • Europe's Share in the Ukrainian Malaise: The EU commits a historical mistake denying Kyiv a membership perspective yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Europe\'s Share in the Ukrainian Malaise: The EU commits a historical mistake denying Kyiv a membership perspective'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: The EU\'s leaders should try to see the larger picture, remember the recent past of their own countries, and stop their unhistorical cognitive dissonance.

    Europe's Share in the Ukrainian Malaise: The EU commits a historical mistake denying Kyiv a membership perspective

  • The EU's leaders should try to see the larger picture, remember the recent past of their own countries, and stop their unhistorical cognitive dissonance.

    Europe's Share in the Ukrainian Malaise: The EU commits a historical mistake denying Kyiv a membership perspective

  • I playfully threatened to expand my Maison du Roi Grenadiers a Cheval from one to an unhistorical three squadrons with a mission to seek and destroy The Horrible Black Hussars in a future game.

    SYW Association Convention - Part II

  • If you mean that no Christians passed on information about Jesus, including contradictory stories and teachings some of which are unhistorical, and that no one ever tried to bolster the authority of their tradition by associating it with a chain that linked up with eyewitnesses, then I respectfully disagree.

    Islam in Sunday School

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