unbelieving

[ uhn-bi-lee-ving ]
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adjective
  1. not believing; skeptical.

  2. not accepting any, or some particular, religious belief.

Origin of unbelieving

1
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; see un-1, believe, -ing2

Other words for unbelieving

Other words from unbelieving

  • un·be·liev·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·be·liev·ing·ness, noun

Words Nearby unbelieving

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How to use unbelieving in a sentence

  • The Hunters had blinked at them, unbelieving, with their weapons held at ready.

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British Dictionary definitions for unbelieving

unbelieving

/ (ˌʌnbɪˈliːvɪŋ) /


adjective
  1. not believing; sceptical

  2. proceeding from or characterized by scepticism

Derived forms of unbelieving

  • unbelievingly, adverb
  • unbelievingness, noun

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