One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who refuses to believe something or who lacks religious faith.‘she intends to prove the disbelievers wrong’
unbeliever, non-believer, atheist, non-theist, irreligionist, nihilistView synonyms
- ‘Somehow or other an extraordinary idea has arisen that the disbelievers in miracles consider them coldly and fairly, while believers in miracles accept them only in connection with some dogma.’
- ‘The disbelievers are now out of control, and believe their ways - ways based on inequality, arrogance etc - are right.’
- ‘Of course there was the usual bunch of disbelievers, this time a group of boys in blue jeans and hair gel, who sniggered, albeit a tad apprehensively.’
- ‘The authors concluded by suggesting that believers in a sceptical context and disbelievers in a pro-paranormal context may show depressed performance on subsequent tasks, due to low motivation to perform.’
- ‘Meanwhile, we should have no reason to doubt that objective truth will survive the passing of its disbelievers.’
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