Definitions

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  • n. One who disbelieves, one who does not believe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who disbelieves, or refuses belief; an unbeliever. Specifically, one who does not believe the Christian religion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who disbelieves; one who refuses belief; one who denies the truth of some proposition or statement; an unbeliever.
  • n. Synonyms Unbeliever, Skeptic, etc. See infidel

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who refuses to believe (as in a divinity)

Etymologies

dis- + believer (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He is a disbeliever, which is just as bad as being a believer.

    Posthuman Blues

  • It must be noted that he had had fairly extensive experience of spiritualism; he had made regular experiments with Mrs. Haydon at his brother George's house (the paper on which these are recorded is undated, but it must have been before 1863); he was referred to as a disbeliever in an article in the "Pall Mall Gazette" during January

    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley β€” Volume 2

  • Instead, the man seeking to rescue the children and his fellow citizens from inhumane conditions has been called a disbeliever on national TV.

    The Jawa Report

  • In a televised session, extremist members of Parliament labeled Mr. Hasid a "disbeliever".

    The Jawa Report

  • Everybody right now is a disbeliever in the market, and that will set the context for the next year, but it may not be all that bad, said Vikas Khemani , head of institutional equities at Edelweiss Securities.

    India Shares Post First Annual Fall in Three Years

  • After 20 years on Wall Street, even before the meltdown, he became a disbeliever.

    Physics Envy

  • I felt a pull of emotion, if God was going to show himself to a disbeliever like me, he knew exactly how to do so.

    Visiting Jesus

  • We have yet to determine if anyone in the Conservative fold is a flat-earther or a disbeliever in the germ theory of disease, but at this point who would be surprised?

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • He died on Christmas Day, 1946 β€” ironically appropriate for a disbeliever who once confessed to be studying the Bible β€œfor loopholes.”

    Five People Born on January 29 | myFiveBest

  • It doesn't take a black projects deep waters sonar technician to figure out that when one encounters a cynic, they're encountering a disbeliever.

    On Coincidences and 'Plot Points:' How to Enter the Astonishing World of Synchronicities

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