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atheism Line breaks: athe|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈeɪθɪɪz(ə)m/

Definition of atheism in English:


[mass noun]
Disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of God or gods.
Example sentences
  • Doubts and refutations were presented from the perspective of humanistic atheism and agnosticism.
  • Christianity has nothing to fear from atheism or agnosticism.
  • How atheism and agnosticism have spread in the later generations is there for everyone to see.


Late 16th century: from French athéisme, from Greek atheos, from a- 'without' + theos 'god'.

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