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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All the ghosts driven out of the unbelieving West by men who pretend to be wise and alone and at peace--all the homeless ghosts of an unbelieving world--appeared suddenly round the figure of Hollis bending over the box; all the exiled and charming shades of loved women; all the beautiful and tender ghosts of ideals, remembered, forgotten, cherished, execrated; all the cast-out and reproachful ghosts of friends admired, trusted, traduced, betrayed, left dead by the way--they all seemed to come from the inhospitable regions of the earth to crowd into the gloomy cabin, as though it had been a refuge and, in all the unbelieving world, the only place of avenging belief.
There is much which I have left out; much which I have not dared to tell; but you will find the story of his second search for Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, even more remarkable than was his first manuscript which I gave to an unbelieving world a short time since and through which we followed the fighting Virginian across dead sea bottoms under the moons of Mars.
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?
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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.
Through love she knew all his soul, and in his soul she saw what she wanted, and that such a state of soul should be called unbelieving was to her a matter of no account.
The unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband', I said to myself.
It was evidently possible to be virtuous and unbelieving.
Carmack was still there, flashing his coarse gold in the eyes of an unbelieving generation.
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.
an unbelieving Jew, and admitted into this presence
Whom Pagans and unbelieving Gentiles call Duke of Buckingham," replied Milady.