ungod

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ god. Compare Dutch ontgoden, German entgöttern.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ungod (third-person singular simple present ungods, present participle ungodding, simple past and past participle ungodded)

  1. (transitive) To divest of a god; to atheize.
    • 1687, John Dryden, The Hind and the Panther
      Thus men ungodded may to places rise, / And sects may be preferr'd without disguise: / No danger to the church or state from these; / The Papist only has his writ of ease.
  2. (transitive) To divest of godly powers; to strip of divinity.
    • 1830, Richard Baxter, The Practical Works of Richard Baxter
      He that would have another god, would have the Lord to be ungodded, and to lose his sovereign power and goodness!
    • 2008, Matt Kimmich, Offspring Fictions: Salman Rushdie's Family Novels
      Perhaps Saladin's "ungodding" of his father is a necessary first step for the male child's emancipation...