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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kris-chuh n]
    • /ˈkrɪs tʃən/
    • /ˈkrɪs.tʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kris-chuh n]
    • /ˈkrɪs tʃən/

Definitions of christian word

  • countable noun christian A Christian is someone who follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. 4
  • adjective christian Christian means relating to Christianity or Christians. 3
  • noun christian a person who believes in and follows Jesus Christ 3
  • noun christian a member of a Christian Church or denomination 3
  • noun christian a person who possesses Christian virtues, esp practical ones 3
  • adjective christian of, relating to, or derived from Jesus Christ, his teachings, example, or his followers 3

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Origin of christian

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; < Latin Chrīstiānus < Greek Chrīstiānós, equivalent to Chrīst(ós) Christ + -iānos < Latin -iānus -ian; replacing Middle English, Old English cristen < Latin, as above

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Parts of speech for Christian


christian popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

christian usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for christian

adj christian

  • virtuous — conforming to moral and ethical principles; morally excellent; upright: Lead a virtuous life.
  • honest — honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair: an honest person.
  • proper — adapted or appropriate to the purpose or circumstances; fit; suitable: the proper time to plant strawberries.
  • honorable — in accordance with or characterized by principles of honor; upright: They were all honorable men.
  • principled — imbued with or having moral principles (often used in combination): high-principled.

Antonyms for christian

adj christian

  • dishonest — not honest; disposed to lie, cheat, or steal; not worthy of trust or belief: a dishonest person.
  • immoral — violating moral principles; not conforming to the patterns of conduct usually accepted or established as consistent with principles of personal and social ethics.
  • unethical — lacking moral principles; unwilling to adhere to proper rules of conduct.
  • unjust — not just; lacking in justice or fairness: unjust criticism; an unjust ruler.
  • corrupt — Someone who is corrupt behaves in a way that is morally wrong, especially by doing dishonest or illegal things in return for money or power.

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