considered contrary to the best interests of the United States
Contrary to the principles or institutions of United States.
Not good for interest of United States.
Un-American is a pejorative term of U.S. political discourse which is applied to people or institutions in the United States seen as deviating from what are widely perceived to be fundamental American cultural and political values. The most famous use is in the title of the House Un-American Activities Committee which was started to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties. By 1959, former President Harry S. Truman had denounced the Committee as the "most un-American thing in the country today." The Committee lost considerable prestige as the 1960s progressed, and it was abolished by the House of Representatives in 1975. The use and meaning of the term is by no means uniform in the US. Due in part to these historical associations with political abuses and jingoism, the attitudes of Americans toward the pejorative use of "Un-American" are often critical or suspicious. Moreover, Americans may vary widely in what they believe to be un-American.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-a-mer′i-kan, adj. not in accordance with American ideas or feeling,—v.t. Un-Amer′icanise, to make un-American.
The numerical value of un-american in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of un-american in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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