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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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Examples from the Web for atheistical

Historical Examples of atheistical

  • The mature mind, whether of the individual or the race, is not Atheistical.

    Christianity and Greek Philosophy

    Benjamin Franklin Cocker

  • Nevertheless, he is not atheistical, nor even wholly fatalistic.

    A Poor Man's House

    Stephen Sydney Reynolds

  • This, the very centre and post of honor, thou reservest for the atheistical Jews.


    William Ware

  • Is it not, in fact, the last resource of all atheistical societies?

    A Daughter of Eve

    Honore de Balzac

  • It is not so in my relation to the atheistical fanatics of France.

Word Origin and History for atheistical



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

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