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a·the·ism

 (ā′thē-ĭz′əm)
n.
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.

atheism

(ˈeɪθɪˌɪzəm)
n
(Philosophy) rejection of belief in God or gods
[C16: from French athéisme, from Greek atheos godless, from a-1 + theos god]

a•the•ism

(ˈeɪ θiˌɪz əm)

n.
the doctrine or belief that there is no God.
[1580–90]

atheism

the absolute denial of the existence of God or any other gods. — atheist, n.atheistic, adj.
See also: God and Gods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atheism - the doctrine or belief that there is no God
religious orientation - an attitude toward religion or religious practices
theism - the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods
2.atheism - a lack of belief in the existence of God or gods
unbelief, disbelief - a rejection of belief

atheism

noun nonbelief, disbelief, scepticism, infidelity, paganism, unbelief, freethinking, godlessness, irreligion, heathenism He pondered atheism before becoming a minister.
Translations
إلحاد
ateismus
ateisme
ateismo
ateismi
नास्तिकता
ateizam
ateizmus
guðleysitrúleysitrúleysi, guîleysi
ateistasateistinisateizmasateizmo
ateisms
ateism
ateizmus
ateizem
ateism
AllahsızlıkateizmTanrı tanımazlık
无神论無神論

atheism

[ˈeɪθɪɪzəm] Nateísmo m

atheism

[ˈeɪθiɪzəm] nathéisme m

atheism

nAtheismus m

atheism

[ˈeɪθɪɪzm] nateismo

atheism

(ˈeiθiizəm) noun
the belief that there is no God.
ˈatheist noun
a person who does not believe in God.
ˌatheˈistic adjective
References in periodicals archive ?
Physics, Philosophy, and Theology: A Common Quest for Understanding (Vatican City: Vatican Observatory, 1988) 49-79; and Michael Buckley, "The Newtonian Settlement and the Origins of Aetheism," ibid.