not believing; skeptical.
not accepting any, or some particular, religious belief.

Origin of unbelieving

1350–1400; Middle English; see un-1, believing
Related formsun·be·liev·ing·ly, adverbun·be·liev·ing·ness, noun

Synonyms for unbelieving

1. doubting, questioning, incredulous.
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British Dictionary definitions for unbelieving



not believing; sceptical
proceeding from or characterized by scepticism
Derived Formsunbelievingly, adverbunbelievingness, noun
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