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From un- +‎ circumcised.



uncircumcised (not comparable)

  1. Not circumcised, intact.
    • 1986, Henrietta L. Moore, Space, Text and Gender, ISBN 0521303338:
      A child who is born to an uncircumcised girl is not allowed to live; as one old woman said, 'only women, not children can have children'
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 30:
      In my tradition, an uncircumcised male cannot be heir to his father's wealth, cannot marry or officiate in tribal rituals.
    • 2000 -, Lawrence Balter, Parenthood in America: An Encyclopedia - Volume 1, ISBN 1576072134, page 129:
      Importantly, the NHSLS demonstrated no differences between uncircumcised and circumcised men in the risk of ever having had gonorrhea, syphilis, urethral infection with microorganisms other than gonorrhea, or genital herpes.
    • 2010, Gary R. Fleisher & ‎Stephen Ludwig, Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, ISBN 1605471593, page 32:
      Surprisingly, few physicians know how to care for uncircumcised boys.
  2. (by extension) Not Jewish or Muslim; gentile
    • 2011, Benedikt Eckhardt, Jewish Identity and Politics between the Maccabees and Bar Kokhba, ISBN 9004218513:
      This passage says that all the goyim are uncircumcised and all the House of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart. Being uncircumcised means being non-Jewish and hostile.
    • 2011, Matthew Thiessen, Contesting Conversion, ISBN 0199793670:
      Whatever the basis upon which he distinguishes between Israelite and non-Israelite circumcision, Jeremiah can claim that Egypt, Edom, Ammon, Moab, and the Arabs are circumcised and yet foreskinned. The statement that these nations are uncircumcised cannot be dismissed as "hyperbolisch," as Friedrich Nötscher has claimed, but rather serves as a declaration that what they have done to their penises is distinct from what the Israelites have done to theirs. It is for this reason that the Egyptians, Edomites, Ammonites, Moabites, and Arabs can be foreskinned despite their circumcision. Judah's allies belong to the same category as Babylon: that is, they belong among the uncircumcised.
    • 2014, Cornie Banman, Traditional Anti-Torah Church Doctrines: The Curses of Our Fathers, ISBN 149174314X:
      We can see in Isaiah 52:1 that the uncircumcised (Gentiles) were termed unclean by the same definition <tame'> with which God termed swine to be unclean
  3. Spiritually impure; irreligious.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts VII:
      Ye stiffenecked and of uncircumcised hertes and eares: ye have allwayes resisted agaynste the holy goost: as youre fathers did, so do ye.
    • 1698, Simon Patrick, A Commentary Upon the Third Book of Moses, Called Leviticus:
      Ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised. That is, as unclean, and therefore to be cast away as the Foreskin was.
    • 2011, Margaret Davis, Fear Not!: Is There Anything Too Hard for God?, ISBN 1572587121, page 268:
      But there are many people who hear the Word but are resistant to it and the Holy Spirit. They have uncircumcised ears defined by Jeremiah thusly: “To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear. The Word of the LORD is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it" (Jher. 6:10).
    • 2016, Peter Williams, Israel and the Covenants in New Testament Times, ISBN 0983948348:
      Three years it shall be as uncircumcised to you. It shall not be eaten. But in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, a praise to the Lord.