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  • noun In Hindu religion or philosophy, an atheist; one who denies the authority of the Vedas.

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  • noun Hinduism Technical term in Hinduism used to classify philosophical schools and persons, according to whether they accept the authority of the Vedas as supreme revealed scriptures, or not.

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit नास्तिक (nāstika, "atheistical, infidel"), negating the meaning of आस्तिक (āstika, "orthodox, believing, pious, faithful").

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