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[nuhl-uh-fid-ee-uh n]
  1. a person who has no faith or religion; skeptic.
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Origin of nullifidian

1555–65; nulli- + Latin fid- (stem of fidēs) faith + -ian
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Historical Examples of nullifidian

  • I fear treachery to the host from this nullifidian Achan—Thou shalt not go with him.

    Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated

    Sir Walter Scott

British Dictionary definitions for nullifidian


  1. a person who has no faith or belief; sceptic; disbeliever
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  1. having no faith or belief
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Word Origin for nullifidian

C16: from Latin, from nullus no + fidēs faith
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Word Origin and History for nullifidian


1560s, from Latin nulli-, comb. form of nullus "no" (see null) + fides "faith" (see faith).

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