atheist

[ ey-thee-ist ]
/ ˈeɪ θi ɪst /

noun

a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings.

Origin of atheist

1565–75; < Greek áthe(os) godless + -ist

Related forms

an·ti·a·the·ist, noun, adjectivepro·a·the·ist, noun, adjective

Synonym study

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British Dictionary definitions for atheist

atheist

/ (ˈeɪθɪˌɪst) /

noun

a person who does not believe in God or gods

adjective

of or relating to atheists or atheism

Derived Forms

atheistic or atheistical, adjectiveatheistically, adverb
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