unbelief

[uhn-bi-leef]

noun

the state or quality of not believing; incredulity or skepticism, especially in matters of doctrine or religious faith.

Nearby words

  1. unbeaten,
  2. unbecoming,
  3. unbegotten,
  4. unbeknown,
  5. unbeknownst,
  6. unbelievable,
  7. unbelievably,
  8. unbeliever,
  9. unbelieving,
  10. unbelt

Origin of unbelief

1125–75; Middle English unbelefe; see un-1, belief

Can be confuseddisbelief misbelief unbelief

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British Dictionary definitions for unbelief

unbelief

noun

disbelief or rejection of belief
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Word Origin and History for unbelief

unbelief

n.

mid-12c., "absence or lack of religious belief," from un- (1) "not" + belief.

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