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atheist

Syllabification: a·the·ist
Pronunciation: /ˈāTHēəst
 
/

Definition of atheist in English:

noun

A person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods: he is a committed atheist
More example sentences
  • Most agnostics are closer in beliefs to atheists than to theists.
  • Most of my college professors and intellectual mentors were devout atheists.
  • For years we had people utter a religious oath, even when many of them were atheists or agnostics.
Synonyms

Derivatives

atheistic

1
Pronunciation: /ˌāTHēˈistik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Those beliefs will be either theistic, atheistic, or agnostic.
  • This was atheistic humanism, atheism with a developed ideology and a program for remaking the world.
  • In fact, the leaders of scientific thought are overwhelmingly atheistic in their beliefs.

atheistical

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈistikəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • She has renounced the life of a violent revolutionary and embraced Jainism, an atheistical Indian philosophy whose practitioners advocate the ethical principle of nonviolence, often living its precepts to the extreme.
  • According to Bishop Gilbert Burnet, Brodrick ‘had been very atheistical and wicked, but was as great an example as ever I knew of an eminent conversion before his death’.
  • Three days before Marlowe's death the same Baines delivered a note to the Privy Council that claimed to record an atheistical lecture delivered by Marlowe.

Words that rhyme with atheist

pantheistpolytheist

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