Christian Definition

krĭschən
adjective
Of Jesus Christ or his teachings.
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Of or professing the religion based on these teachings.
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Having the qualities demonstrated and taught by Jesus Christ, as love, kindness, humility, etc.
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Of or representing Christians or Christianity.
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Humane, decent, etc.
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Antonyms:
unchristian
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noun
A person professing belief in Jesus as the Christ, or in the religion based on the teachings of Jesus.
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One who lives according to the teachings of Jesus.
American Heritage
A masculine name: dim. Chris; fem. Christina, Christine.
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A decent, respectable person.
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Synonyms:
nazariteone of the faithfultrue-believerpresbyteriantrue Christianbaptistprotestantunitariancatholic/etcChristian soul; MethodistwitnessChristian manChristian womanchurchgoer

Other Word Forms of Christian

Noun

Singular:
christian
Plural:
christians

Origin of Christian

  • Middle English Cristen from Old English cristen from Latin Chrīstiānus from Chrīstus Christ Christ

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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