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  • adjective Not national; going against a nation or its policies.


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un- +‎ national


  • Working in collusion, they grew fat on the blood and sweat of the simpleminded Afrikaner, implanted unnational ideas, and divided the Volk into antagonistic classes.

    Class & Colour in South Africa 1850-1950 - Chapter 24

  • It was intolerable to the Nationalist leadership that the Afrikaner worker should be subjected in this way to unnational and alien influences, exposed to the debilitating effects of English humanism and liberalism, embroiled in the class struggle.


  • The Bond, said its chairman Ben Schoeman, would purify the unions of unnational influences and eradicate the communist leaders who preached atheism and stirred up class war.

    Class & Colour in South Africa 1850-1950 - Chapter 24

  • He would now, for example, _cordially support_ your proposition for a heavy discriminating tax upon all unnational circulation.

    Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet An Autobiography.

  • Germanism had so far served as the basis of the Austrian system, not as a national ideal, but because "it formed a sort of unnational mediating, and common element among the contradictory and clamorous racial tendencies."

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • The paralysis of our concepts of duty and obedience has its ultimate ground in our totally unnational education, oriented solely toward the state.

    Mein Kampf

  • He is filled to the throttle with strange and unnational heresies.

    A Book of Prefaces

  • But this rôle which it had played throughout French history had not led to any illusion with regard to the rôle it might play in any modern war; and at the best Maubeuge, in common with the other ill-fortified points of the Belgian frontier, suffered from the only error -- and that a grave one -- which their thorough unnational political system had imposed upon the military plan of the French.

    A General Sketch of the European War The First Phase

  • Even the second project, which was unled, uninspired, unnational, and almost unconscious, and which began and continued as though in obedience to some irresistible and unchangeable natural and economic law, assumed different shapes and semblances, as it blended or refused to blend with the patriotic projects of the idealists.

    The Story of Newfoundland

  • Or was the Church, as Mr. Buxton had explained it, a huge unnational Society, dependent, it must of course be, to some extent on local circumstances, but essentially unrestricted by limit of nationality or of racial tendencies?

    By What Authority?


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