atheism

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a·the·ism

 (ā′thē-ĭz′əm)
n.
Disbelief in or denial of the existence of God or gods.

[French athéisme, from athée, atheist, from Greek atheos, godless : a-, without; see a-1 + theos, god; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

a′the·ist n.
a′the·is′tic, a′the·is′ti·cal adj.
a′the·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

atheism

(ˈeɪθɪˌɪzəm)
n
(Philosophy) rejection of belief in God or gods
[C16: from French athéisme, from Greek atheos godless, from a-1 + theos god]

a•the•ism

(ˈeɪ θiˌɪz əm)

n.
the doctrine or belief that there is no God.
[1580–90]

atheism

the absolute denial of the existence of God or any other gods. — atheist, n.atheistic, adj.
See also: God and Gods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atheism - the doctrine or belief that there is no God
religious orientation - an attitude toward religion or religious practices
theism - the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods
2.atheism - a lack of belief in the existence of God or gods
unbelief, disbelief - a rejection of belief

atheism

noun nonbelief, disbelief, scepticism, infidelity, paganism, unbelief, freethinking, godlessness, irreligion, heathenism He pondered atheism before becoming a minister.
Translations
إلحاد
ateismus
ateisme
ateismo
ateismi
नास्तिकता
ateizam
ateizmus
guðleysitrúleysitrúleysi, guîleysi
ateistasateistinisateizmasateizmo
ateisms
ateism
ateizmus
ateizem
ateism
AllahsızlıkateizmTanrı tanımazlık
无神论無神論

atheism

[ˈeɪθɪɪzəm] Nateísmo m

atheism

[ˈeɪθiɪzəm] nathéisme m

atheism

nAtheismus m

atheism

[ˈeɪθɪɪzm] nateismo

atheism

(ˈeiθiizəm) noun
the belief that there is no God.
ˈatheist noun
a person who does not believe in God.
ˌatheˈistic adjective
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Not British Protestant, British Catholic, British Muslim, British Methodist, British Athiest etc etc, just British.
In class recently, this guy was talking about being an athiest, and getting all up in this religious Christian girl's face about how there is no God or heaven.
I am sure Auntie Shirin would like me to join her, but I am an athiest who believes a Frenchman who wore red with a number seven on his back between 26th November 1992 and 18th May 1997 is the messiah," he writes, referring to Manchester United legend Eric Cantona.
Even one of its founding members has accused its slain athiest editor Patrick Charbonnier of dragging the team down by releasing increasingly provocative and racist cartoons.