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Christianadjective

uk   /ˈkrɪs.tʃən/ /ˈkrɪs.ti.ən/ us   /ˈkrɪs.tʃən/ /ˈkrɪs.ti.ən/

Christiannoun [C]

uk   /ˈkrɪs.tʃən/ /ˈkrɪs.ti.ən/ us   /ˈkrɪs.tʃən/ /ˈkrɪs.ti.ən/
(Definition of Christian from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Christiannoun [C]

us   /ˈkrɪs·tʃən/
a person who follows or belongs to a religion based on the worship of one God and the teachings of Jesus Christ as described in the Bible: The Roman Catholic Church is the largest of the Christian churches.

Christianadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈkrɪs·tʃən/
following or belonging to the Christian religion
If you describe a person or a person’s actions as Christian, you mean that he or she acts according to Christian principles of goodness and kindness toward others: It wasn’t very Christian of you to make him walk home in this rain.
(Definition of Christian from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Christian”
in Korean 기독교인…
in Arabic مَسيحي…
in Malaysian pengikut Kristian…
in French chrétien/-ienne…
in Russian христианин…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基督教的, 仁慈的, 友好的…
in Italian cristiano…
in Turkish Hristiyan…
in Polish chrześcija-nin/nka…
in Spanish cristiano, -a…
in Vietnamese người theo đạo Cơ đốc…
in Portuguese cristão, cristã…
in Thai คริสตศาสนิกชน…
in German der/die Christ(in)…
in Catalan cristià, -ana…
in Japanese キリスト教徒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基督教的, 仁慈的, 友好的…
in Indonesian orang Kristen…
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