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non·be·liev·er

 (nŏn′bĕ-lē′vər)
n.
One who does not believe or have faith, as in God or a philosophy.

nonbeliever

(ˌnɒnbɪˈliːvə)
n
a person who does not believe, esp in God and religion

non•be•liev•er

(ˌnɒn bɪˈli vər)

n.
a person who lacks belief or faith, as in a religion, idea, or undertaking.
non`be•liev′ing, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonbeliever - someone who refuses to believe (as in a divinity)nonbeliever - 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

nonbeliever

noun
One who habitually or instinctively doubts or questions:
Translations

nonbeliever

[ˈnɒnbɪˈliːvəʳ] nnon credente m/f
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