Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Unsuitable to or unbecoming a priest.

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  • adjective Not priestly.

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  • adjective not priestly; unbefitting a priest

Etymologies

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un- +‎ priestly

Examples

  • Scandalized by the riches of the higher clergy, by the sight of so many priests living unpriestly lives, they formed themselves into a little Protestant community before the time of Protestantism was yet come.

    Protestantism

  • Scandalized by the riches of the higher clergy, by the sight of so many priests living unpriestly lives, they formed themselves into a little Protestant community before the time of Protestantism was yet come.

    Liturgy

  • Higher orders were expressed by moving the hands up and down the body—with a rather unpriestly image to represent 90,000: “grasp your loins with the left hand, the thumb towards the genitals,” Bede wrote.

    HERE’S LOOKING AT EUCLID

  • Higher orders were expressed by moving the hands up and down the body—with a rather unpriestly image to represent 90,000: “grasp your loins with the left hand, the thumb towards the genitals,” Bede wrote.

    HERE’S LOOKING AT EUCLID

  • Higher orders were expressed by moving the hands up and down the body—with a rather unpriestly image to represent 90,000: “grasp your loins with the left hand, the thumb towards the genitals,” Bede wrote.

    HERE’S LOOKING AT EUCLID

  • This Catholic priest with a large TV following was seen being, well, unpriestly, with a young woman on a beach.

    CNN Transcript May 7, 2009

  • The tall man made her an elegant bow, a most unpriestly gesture, Isabel thought.

    My Demon's Kiss

  • The tall man made her an elegant bow, a most unpriestly gesture, Isabel thought.

    My Demon's Kiss

  • The tall man made her an elegant bow, a most unpriestly gesture, Isabel thought.

    My Demon's Kiss

  • Cork could also hear Father Kelsey mumble and groan and occasionally toss in an unpriestly expletive.

    IRON LAKE

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