unbeliever


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un·be·liev·er

 (ŭn′bĭ-lē′vər)
n.
One who lacks belief or faith, especially in a particular religion; a nonbeliever.

unbeliever

(ˌʌnbɪˈliːvə)
n
(Theology) a person who does not believe or withholds belief, esp in religious matters

un•be•liev•er

(ˌʌn bɪˈli vər)

n.
1. a person who does not believe.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unbeliever - someone who refuses to believe (as in a divinity)unbeliever - 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

unbeliever

noun atheist, sceptic, disbeliever, agnostic, infidel, doubting Thomas They come as unbelievers and go away with a new faith in life.

unbeliever

noun
One who habitually or instinctively doubts or questions:
Translations

unbeliever

[ˈʌnbɪˈliːvəʳ] Nno creyente mf

unbeliever

[ˌʌnbɪˈliːvər] nnon-croyant(e) m/f

unbeliever

nUngläubige(r) mf

unbeliever

[ˌʌnbɪˈliːvəʳ] nnon credente m/f

unbeliever

a. incrédulo-a, agnóstico.
References in classic literature ?
"Boring for water, you black-and-tan galoot!" replied the Sheik of the Outfit, with that ready repartee which distinguishes the Unbeliever.
"And you ran all that risk for a stranger--an alien--an unbeliever?"
One of the things that Philip had heard definitely stated was that the unbeliever was a wicked and a vicious man; but Weeks, though he believed in hardly anything that Philip believed, led a life of Christian purity.
"One is an absolute unbeliever; the other is such a thorough--going believer that he murders his friend to the tune of a prayer!
In his mind he revolved many thoughts, chief among which was that the unbeliever lied.
To Levin, as to any unbeliever who respects the beliefs of others, it was exceedingly disagreeable to be present at and take part in church ceremonies.
But why do I talk thus to a heathen and an unbeliever? It is you that taught him this lesson, for which you have been well rewarded in this world, as I doubt not your disciple will soon be in the other."--"I know not what you mean by reward," said Square; "but if you hint at that pitiful memorial of our friendship, which he hath thought fit to bequeath me, I despise it; and nothing but the unfortunate situation of my circumstances should prevail on me to accept it."
And were all this otherwise, wouldst thou have us show a worse conscience than an unbeliever, a Hebrew Jew?''
But the uncompromising Evangelical did not even now hold that he would have been justified in giving his son, an unbeliever, the same academic advantages that he had given to the two others, when it was possible, if not probable, that those very advantages might have been used to decry the doctrines which he had made it his life's mission and desire to propagate, and the mission of his ordained sons likewise.
Thus, believers and unbelievers, the learned and the ignorant, alike had their eyes fixed on the doctor, and he became the lion of the day, without knowing that he carried such a mane.
'The curse of Allah on all unbelievers!' said Mahbub heartily, and climbed into his own stall, growling in his beard.
It was very edifying to see these unbelievers shake their heads and frown, and hear them hold forth strongly upon navigation: not that they knew anything about it, but that they always mistrusted the captain in calm weather, or when the wind was adverse.