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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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.
The young caballero has got real gold pieces in the belt he wears next his skin; and the man with the heavy moustaches and unbelieving eyes is indeed very much of a man.
Wade's unbelieving surprise, dwelt at length upon his enjoyment of Fallon's band and his longing to blow a cornet.
The poor child had become altogether unbelieving as to the trustworthiness of that Key which had made the ambition and the labor of her husband's life.
It is depressing to see so really noble a character as Catherine soured, as we feel, and lowered, as time goes on, from the happy resignation of the first volume (in which solemn, beautiful, and entire, and so very real, she is like a poem of Wordsworth) down to the mere passivity of the third volume, and the closing scene of Robert Elsmere's days, very exquisitely as this episode of unbelieving yet saintly biography has been conceived and executed.
Yet if he had been in a position to have analyzed the emotion she displayed, he might have remarked that there was none of the surprise, the blank, unbelieving amazement which might have been expected from one hearing for the first time of such a calamity.