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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.atheistic - rejecting any belief in gods
irreligious - hostile or indifferent to religion
2.atheistic - related to or characterized by or given to atheism; "atheist leanings"


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[ˌeɪθɪˈɪstɪk] ADJateo, ateísta




(ˈeiθiizəm) noun
the belief that there is no God.
ˈatheist noun
a person who does not believe in God.
ˌatheˈistic adjective
References in classic literature ?
Prince Andrew repeated, but Pierre, giving him no time to reply, took the repetition for a denial, the more readily as he knew Prince Andrew's former atheistic convictions.
This, indeed, was a home,--home,--a word that George had never yet known a meaning for; and a belief in God, and trust in his providence, began to encircle his heart, as, with a golden cloud of protection and confidence, dark, misanthropic, pining atheistic doubts, and fierce despair, melted away before the light of a living Gospel, breathed in living faces, preached by a thousand unconscious acts of love and good will, which, like the cup of cold water given in the name of a disciple, shall never lose their reward.
cried the atheistic cobbler, "and there's the hammer he did it with.
Khaled Salah, editor-in-chief of Youm7 -- Egypt Today CAIRO -- 20 January 2018: In my opinion, the threat of atheism is no lesser than that of terrorism, and the atheistic wave is no longer a passing storm.
Mr Purnell, 47, replied: "The vast majority of people in this country have a range of views - some people have very strong religious views, some people have strong atheistic views.
It proclaims a schism between true atheistic rationalists and lesser atheists who don't conform to humanistic atheism.
From history we can learn that atheistic belief systems driven by indoctrination are just as prone to violence as any so called religious system is.
The church has a long history of being on the right side of many significant issues--opposition to atheistic, totalitarian communism; unwavering defense of human dignity; and opposition to war, especially in the Middle East.
In our time we had two atheistic ideologies, Soviet Communism and Equal Atheistic Fascism, which had nothing to do with religion and what enormous problems they caused.
So where Eddie Saunders is drawing this type of analogy from is as bewildering in Eddie's reasoning as in most of his atheistic rants.
I didn't go to church but I used the ash from our coal fire to make sure I didn't miss the treat - an early sign, maybe, of an atheistic future.
This article will address how we, as addiction professionals, can help atheistic or agnostic clients who find themselves in such 12-Step programs.