disbeliever


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dis·be·lieve

 (dĭs′bĭ-lēv′)
v. dis·be·lieved, dis·be·liev·ing, dis·be·lieves
v.tr.
To refuse to believe or accept; reject: There is no reason to disbelieve his story.
v.intr.
To withhold or reject belief.

dis′be·liev′er n.
dis′be·liev′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disbeliever - someone who refuses to believe (as in a divinity)disbeliever - someone who refuses to believe (as in a divinity)
nonreligious person - a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity
atheist - someone who denies the existence of god
irreligionist - someone who is indifferent or hostile to religion
materialist - someone who thinks that nothing exists but physical matter

disbeliever

noun sceptic, scoffer, doubter, atheist, questioner, agnostic, doubting Thomas their attempts to convert disbelievers to their faith
supporter, follower, believer, disciple, devotee, adherent, zealot, upholder, proselyte
Translations

disbeliever

[ˌdɪsbəˈliːvəʳ] Nincrédulo/a m/f (Rel) → descreído/a m/f

disbeliever

nUngläubige(r) mf
References in classic literature ?
The tale was told of old Brouwer, a most heretical disbeliever in ghosts, how he met the Horseman returning from his foray into Sleepy Hollow, and was obliged to get up behind him; how they galloped over bush and brake, over hill and swamp, until they reached the bridge; when the Horseman suddenly turned into a skeleton, threw old Brouwer into the brook, and sprang away over the tree-tops with a clap of thunder.
Like Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Ibrahim (peace be upon him) was born at a time when ignorance was at its peak, at Babylon in Iraq during the reign of a tyrant disbeliever Namrud.
The Islamic Republic of Iran considers it a duty to support religions and religious freedom of minorities, and any Muslim who insults Jesus or speaks lowly of that holy prophet is considered a disbeliever," Hojjatoleslam Ali Yunesi said in a ceremony held by the Assyrian and Caledonian Christians of Iran at Prophet Joseph Church in Tehran on the Christmas Eve on Friday.
Translated in English, the message read: "If you can kill a disbelieving American or European - especially the spiteful and filthy French - or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be.
If you can kill a disbelieving American or European -- especially the spiteful and filthy French -- or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that joined a coalition against ISIS, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be," he said.
But listening to a recorded excerpt on Radio 4 from a speech excoriating the EU last week, no true blue British Brussels disbeliever could possibly doubt the power, truth and sincerity of his utterances on that most contentious issue.
This does not mean that if one is a disbeliever, then he or she is allowed to take his money.
I am on the point of signing up for a tummy tuck after years of being a disbeliever.
Another, Mohaned Osman, called Granville a "kafir", or disbeliever, and said: "The Americans killed Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan and even in Darfur.
As a former disbeliever, now converted, I agree there are few disadvantages.
99) tells of a disbeliever in magic--who is forced to believe when her cousin Francis shrinks to the size of her thumb.
Experimenter effects with a remote facilitation of attention focusing task: A study with multiple believer and disbeliever experimenters.