unbelieving


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un·be·liev·ing

 (ŭn′bĭ-lē′vĭng)
adj.
Not believing; doubting.

unbelieving

(ˌʌnbɪˈliːvɪŋ)
adj
1. not believing; sceptical
2. proceeding from or characterized by scepticism
ˌunbeˈlievingly adv
ˌunbeˈlievingness n

un•be•liev•ing

(ˌʌn bɪˈli vɪŋ)

adj.
1. not believing; skeptical.
2. not accepting any, or some particular, religious belief; nonbelieving.
[1350–1400]
un`be•liev′ing•ly, adv.
un`be•liev′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unbelieving - rejecting any belief in gods
irreligious - hostile or indifferent to religion
2.unbelieving - holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossibleunbelieving - holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible
agnostical, agnostic - uncertain of all claims to knowledge
3.unbelieving - denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religionunbelieving - denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion; "a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles"
incredulous - not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving

unbelieving

unbelieving

adjective
Refusing or reluctant to believe:
Translations

unbelieving

[ˈʌnbɪˈliːvɪŋ] ADJincrédulo

unbelieving

[ˌʌnbɪˈliːvɪŋ] adjincrédule

unbelieving

adj, unbelievingly
advungläubig

unbelieving

[ˌʌnbɪliːvɪŋ] adjincredulo/a
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The word `Mother' suggested other maternal counsels given long ago, and received with unbelieving protests.
They say the alligator, the rhinoceros, though enclosed in bullet-proof mail, have each a spot where they are vulnerable; and fierce, reckless, unbelieving reprobates, have commonly this point in superstitious dread.
But," was slowly, distinctly read, "the fearful, the unbelieving, &c.
Unbelieving Philosophers who were remodelling the world with words, and making card-towers of Babel to scale the skies with, talked with Unbelieving Chemists who had an eye on the transmutation of metals, at this wonderful gathering accumulated by Monseigneur.
an unbelieving Jew, and admitted into this presence
Then a voice came from the vase which said to the fisherman, "Well, unbelieving fisherman, here I am in the vase; do you believe me now?
How can I be mistaken in what I say, unbelieving traitor?
Whom Pagans and unbelieving Gentiles call Duke of Buckingham," replied Milady.
Ulysses answered, "I see that you are of an unbelieving mind; I have given you my oath, and yet you will not credit me; let us then make a bargain, and call all the gods in heaven to witness it.
Very good," said D'Artagnan; "here indeed are true believers; it is a pleasure to work miracles before them; they are not like that unbelieving Porthos, who must see and touch before he will believe.
I did not tell this story to my friend's sergeant, who was a hostile and unbelieving person, but to his lieutenant, who did not know us quite so well.
The young caballero has got real gold pieces in the belt he wears next his skin; and the man with the heavy moustaches and unbelieving eyes is indeed very much of a man.