Definitions

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  • adj. Not saintly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Unbecoming to a saint.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not like a saint; unholy.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ saintly

Examples

  • Most of us are not especially virtuous, and I consider myself to be first among equals in unsaintly behavior.

    Lawmaker drops effort to honor Tiger Woods

  • But it's not fun finding out how unsaintly and unheroic some of us have been.

    Bloggers on the Bus, bloggers in the index

  • When she relocates to Ireland, she meets the unsaintly Monica Clifford, a Catholic, who is married to Edmund Clifford, a Protestant.

    Academic

  • Born-again Bush's unsaintly racist smear-fest was intolerable.

    Linda Hansen: A Thousand Points of Blight: Lindsey Graham and the McSmear Campaign

  • "California," however, was derived from a decidedly unsaintly fictive ruler -- the so-called Queen Califia -- whose women subjects lived without men "except when men were brought in to do what must be done if any land is to be peopled."

    A Long Way From Dullsville

  • You rouse me now from sumptuous sleep, servants of sin, at this unsaintly hour, this boundary hour of dusk and dawn.

    Archive 2007-11-21

  • She suppressed the unsaintly words that were demanding to be set free, and reached out, to see if perhaps she could touch it, this impediment ...

    so easy

  • The Blessed Virgin wore the gleam of plastic and bore an unsaintly resemblance to the mannequin in the window of Frieda's House of Fashion on Main Street, and the only stained glass window was oddly placed on the north side, where the sun could never set it afire with brilliant color that might offend.

    Excerpt: Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy

  • No -- this particular insight was imparted to me by the most unsaintly messenger you can imagine.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • What if we were to suggest that all it would take to free you from your bonds of fear is a large dose of applied courage, that you have the power within you to rebel against the pseudopower of unsaintly authority?

    Arcturian Songs of the Masters of Light

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