un-American

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ American

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Adjective[edit]

un-American (comparative more un-American, superlative most un-American)

  1. Contrary to the principles or institutions of United States.
  2. Not good for interest of United States.
  3. (US, spoken of another citizen) unpatriotic; non-xenophobic.
    Driving that fuel-efficient foreign car is downright unAmerican.
  4. (informal) incivil, immoral.

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