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

  • "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.

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