a person who does not believe in the existence of a supreme being or beings.
a person who believes that there is no supreme being or beings.
- an·ti·a·the·ist, noun, adjective
- pro·a·the·ist, noun, adjective
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How to use atheist in a sentence
Instead, I spend much of my time criticizing my fellow atheists.
He claims there have been “942,000 new self-described atheists and 1,250,000 agnostics” in the past several years.
The new ‘Openly Secular’ campaign illuminates prejudice against atheists.Loud, Proud, and Atheist: ‘Openly Secular’ Encourages Nonbelievers to Come Out of the Closet | Vlad Chituc | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But atheists face an additional hurdle—our moral credentials are called into question.Loud, Proud, and Atheist: ‘Openly Secular’ Encourages Nonbelievers to Come Out of the Closet | Vlad Chituc | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The fact that atheists are apparently as moral as believers will be counterintuitive to some.It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral | Elizabeth Picciuto | September 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is said that atheists are bred in slums, and amidst brick walls and unlovely surroundings.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
Thus the creation, which seems an arbitrary net, supposes laws as invariable as those of the fatality of the atheists.
It has a right to be a Plymouth Brother though its parents be convinced atheists.A Treatise on Parents and Children | George Bernard Shaw
There are passages from which some have taken occasion to rank him among deists, and others among atheists.On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening, | Samuel Felton
I have defended natural religion against a confederacy of atheists and divines.
British Dictionary definitions for atheist
a person who does not believe in God or gods
of or relating to atheists or atheism
- atheistic or atheistical, adjective
- atheistically, adverb
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