Definition of unbelieving in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌʌnbɪˈliːvɪŋ/


1Not believing someone or something; incredulous: Drew could only stand there, wide-eyed and unbelieving
More example sentences
  • I have known people on the verge of surgery for cancer or bypass surgery who have been declared healed by their unbelieving doctors.
  • I blinked, unbelieving, at a churning mass of flames fully 2000-ft across.
  • Unbelieving, wide-eyed tourists pressed their noses up to the cage to get a better look.
1.1Having no religious beliefs, or not following a particular religion: they were to preach to the unbelieving people
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  • Jesus said the unbelieving world will know Christians by their love for each other.
  • But the ministers I called on were all unbelieving men and modernists.
  • The example of St George, his faith and his courage, are needed today in a wicked and unbelieving world.



Pronunciation: /ˌʌnbɪˈliːvɪŋli/
Example sentences
  • As I stood there staring disconsolately, unbelievingly, into the pot, what I saw there was not cooking water but a kind of elemental cream of asparagus soup.
  • ‘No,’ Edward said unbelievingly, ‘There's no way.’
  • Hannah gaped unbelievingly at what he carried.

Words that rhyme with unbelieving

self-deceiving, weaving

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Line breaks: un|believ¦ing

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