Definition of disbeliever in English:



  • A person who refuses to believe something or who lacks religious faith.

    ‘she intends to prove the disbelievers wrong’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, we should have no reason to doubt that objective truth will survive the passing of its disbelievers.’
    • ‘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.’
    unbeliever, non-believer, atheist, non-theist, irreligionist, nihilist
    sceptic, doubter, agnostic, doubting thomas, questioner, challenger
    cynic, scoffer
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