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.
They suffered at the hands of the disbelievers. On the Day of Judgement, it will be the believer's turn to laugh at the disbeliever's state of destruction.
"If Al-Azhar called a disbeliever any man who has said 'there is no god but God and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah' then what is the difference between the ISIS and Al-Azhar..."
This artfully co-authored book examines the impact of gender on the evolving presence and depiction of two key religious figures, Thomas and Mary Magdalene, and their most central narratives, that of Mary Magdalene's meeting of Christ in the garden (the Noli me tangere narrative) and Christ's post-resurrection manifestation to the disbeliever Thomas (the "Doubting Thomas" narrative).
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.
or an Australian or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or any way ...
"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 the Islamic State," al-Adnani said in an audio statement released Sunday.
"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.
In simplest terms, it should cause us to question the disbeliever's overall critical thinking and analytical skills.
I thought that would be good enough for Paul but he now calls me a "climate change disbeliever" thus reinforcing the point that for some people climate change has become a belief system rather than a matter of scientific fact.