- not believing; skeptical.
- not accepting any, or some particular, religious belief.
Origin of unbelieving
1350–1400; Middle English; see un-1, believing
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1. doubting, questioning, incredulous.
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Examples from the Web for unbelieving
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McGuire stopped where he stood to follow it with unbelieving eyes.
The Emperor knows of it, and they know of it in Europe, in unbelieving Europe'—thought he.Father Sergius
We sat hushed and unbelieving in that terrible, deathlike silence.The Floating Island of Madness
But all were alike cynical, cold, unbelieving, and even insulting.
The strength of the Prophet is within him thus to smite the unbelieving pigs.The Sea-Hawk
- not believing; sceptical
- proceeding from or characterized by scepticism
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