from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not believing; doubting.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not believing; incredulous; skeptical; doubting.
  • Infidel; discrediting divine revelation, or the mission, character, and doctrines of Christ: as, “the unbelieving Jews,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not believing; incredulous; doubting; distrusting; skeptical.
  • adjective Believing that the thing alleged is not true; disbelieving; especially, believing that the Bible is not a divine revelation, or that Christ was not a divine or a supernatural person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That does not believe; incredulous, skeptical

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

  • adjective holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible
  • adjective denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion
  • adjective rejecting any belief in gods


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