- a person who does not believe.
- a person who does not accept any, or some particular, religious belief.
Origin of unbeliever
1520–30; un-1 + believer
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Examples from the Web for unbeliever
Just as no unbeliever may be barred from federal service for his atheism, no true believer may be excluded for his abiding faith.The Constitution and the Candidates: Race, Religion, Romney, and Ryan
Akhil Reed Amar
August 19, 2012
They sang once more, a hymn that prophesied woe to the unbeliever.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
Shall we believe the oath of an unbeliever attainted of sacrilege?The Strolling Saint
"The unbeliever is for ever peeping forth from thee," was Marzak's dignified reply.The Sea-Hawk
In this case the believers were all lost and the unbeliever saved.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)
She never was an atheist like Godwin, or an unbeliever of the Voltaire school.Mary Wollstonecraft
Elizabeth Robins Pennell
- a person who does not believe or withholds belief, esp in religious matters
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Word Origin and History for unbeliever
1520s, agent noun from unbelief.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper