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un·be·lief

 (ŭn′bĭ-lēf′)
n.
Lack of belief or faith, especially in religious matters.

unbelief

(ˌʌnbɪˈliːf)
n
(Theology) disbelief or rejection of belief

un•be•lief

(ˌʌn bɪˈlif)

n.
incredulity or skepticism.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unbelief - a rejection of beliefunbelief - a rejection of belief    
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
scepticism, skepticism, agnosticism - the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge
atheism - a lack of belief in the existence of God or gods
belief - any cognitive content held as true

unbelief

noun
1. atheism, scepticism, freethinking, godlessness, irreligion, paganism, heathenism, nonbelief Its purpose was to study atheism and unbelief.
2. disbelief, scepticism, incredulity, doubt, distrust, mistrust, dubiety He wore on his face an expression of amazed unbelief.
disbelief trust, belief, faith, credence, credulity
Quotations
"To choose unbelief is to choose mind over dogma, to trust in our humanity instead of all these dangerous divinities" [Salman Rushdie Imagine No Heaven]

unbelief

noun
The refusal or reluctance to believe:
Translations

unbelief

[ˈʌnbɪˈliːf] N
1. (Rel) (in general) → descreimiento m; [of person] → falta f de fe
2. (= astonishment) → incredulidad f

unbelief

[ˌʌnbɪˈliːf] nincrédulité f

unbelief

nUngläubigkeit f; in unbeliefungläubig

unbelief

[ˌʌnbɪˈliːf] nincredulità
References in classic literature ?
I have little liking for unbelievers, and none at all for a coward.
There was some doubt in his mind about the chastisement of unbelievers.
I meant to ask you before--many people are unbelievers nowadays, especially Russians, I have been told.
Thus, believers and unbelievers, the learned and the ignorant, alike had their eyes fixed on the doctor, and he became the lion of the day, without knowing that he carried such a mane.
If Moses, Cyrus, Theseus, and Romulus had been unarmed they could not have enforced their constitutions for long--as happened in our time to Fra Girolamo Savonarola, who was ruined with his new order of things immediately the multitude believed in him no longer, and he had no means of keeping steadfast those who believed or of making the unbelievers to believe.
It is only near you, unbelievers, that my trouble fades like a mist under the eye of day.
It was very edifying to see these unbelievers shake their heads and frown, and hear them hold forth strongly upon navigation: not that they knew anything about it, but that they always mistrusted the captain in calm weather, or when the wind was adverse.
Then burst forth the unending argument between the believers and the unbelievers in the societies of the wise and the scientific journals.
Is it peradventure that manner of thing which of late the unbelievers have brought from over the great seas, which, being boiled in oil, and an onion and salt added thereto, doth --"
replied the Sheik of the Outfit, with that ready repartee which distinguishes the Unbeliever.
In his mind he revolved many thoughts, chief among which was that the unbeliever lied.
And were all this otherwise, wouldst thou have us show a worse conscience than an unbeliever, a Hebrew Jew?