pertaining to or characteristic of atheists or atheism; containing, suggesting, or disseminating atheism: atheistic literature; atheistic people.

Also a·the·is·ti·cal.

Origin of atheistic

First recorded in 1625–35; atheist + -ic
Related formsa·the·is·ti·cal·ly, adverba·the·is·tic·ness, nounan·ti·a·the·is·tic, adjectivean·ti·a·the·is·ti·cal, adjectivean·ti·a·the·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·a·the·is·tic, adjectivenon·a·the·is·ti·cal, adjectivenon·a·the·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of atheistic

  • When it comes to the history of violence, the significant distinction is not one between theistic and atheistic regimes.

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    The End of World Violence?

    Sam Harris

    October 4, 2011

  • Second, Nazism and Fascism were not atheistic in the first place.

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    The End of World Violence?

    Sam Harris

    October 4, 2011

  • They had Ph.D. degrees from some German school, all based on some atheistic, humanistic philosophy.

  • Congress established prayer day in 1952, at a time when Americans lived in fear of “atheistic Communism” and nuclear Armageddon.

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    The Pentagon Prayer Fight

    James Carroll

    April 24, 2010

Historical Examples of atheistic

  • "Doctors are generally regarded as an atheistic lot," smiled the minister.


    Eliot H. Robinson

  • Tom closed his eyes, and shuddered at the dark, atheistic words.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • The "Encyclopædia" was as revolutionary in politics as it was atheistic in religion.

    Classic French Course in English

    William Cleaver Wilkinson

  • To think that such a life as his should have been cut short by that atheistic villain!

    The Day of Judgment

    Joseph Hocking

  • But what do your systems of atheistic society show us in perspective?

    Atheism Among the People

    Alphonse de Lamartine

Word Origin and History for atheistic

1630s, from atheist + -ic. Atheistical attested from c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper