un-American


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un-A·mer·i·can

(ŭn′ə-mĕr′ĭ-kən)
adj.
Considered contrary to the institutions or principles of the United States.

un-American

adj
1. not in accordance with the aims, ideals, customs, etc, of the US
2. against the interests of the US
ˌun-Aˈmericanˌism n

un-A•mer•i•can

(ˌʌn əˈmɛr ɪ kən)

adj.
not typifying or contrary to American values, standards, goals, etc.
[1810–20, Amer.]
un`-A•mer′i•can•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.un-American - considered contrary to the best interests of the United States
disloyal, unpatriotic - showing lack of love for your country
Translations

un-American

[ˈʌnəˈmerɪkən] ADJ
1. (pej) (= anti-American) → antiamericano
2. (= not typical) → poco americano

un-American

adjunamerikanisch; un-American activitiesunamerikanische Umtriebe pl

un-American

[ʌnəˈmɛrɪkən] adj (anti-American) → antiamericano/a; (uncharacteristic of America) → poco americano/a
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Bill Totts could shirk at a job with clear conscience, while Freddie Drummond condemned shirking as vicious, criminal, and un-American, and devoted whole chapters to condemnation of the vice.
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4 GUILTY BY SUSPICION (1991) ROBERT De NIRO stars as a Hollywood director who finds himself unable to work until he is cleared by the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
It's un-American, says Obama, to discriminate between Syrian refugees according to religion.
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Be that as it may, then how come some CIA officials and veterans like Glenn Carle say torture is un-American.
Utilizing a mix of presidential rhetoric, public opinion polls, and news accounts as data, Containing (Un)American Bodies considers the American/un-American binary and efforts to contain those bodies deemed un-American.
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1951: As the McCarthy witchhunts gathered pace in the USA, crime novelist Dashiell Hammett was jailed for contempt when he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.