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UNBELIEVING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unbelieving mean? 

UNBELIEVING (adjective)
  The adjective UNBELIEVING has 3 senses:

1. rejecting any belief in gods
2. holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible
3. denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion

  Familiarity information: UNBELIEVING used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNBELIEVING (adjective)


Sense 1unbelieving [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rejecting any belief in gods

Synonyms:

atheistic; unbelieving; atheistical

Similar:

irreligious (hostile or indifferent to religion)


Sense 2unbelieving [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible

Synonyms:

nescient; unbelieving

Similar:

agnostic; agnostical (uncertain of all claims to knowledge)


Sense 3unbelieving [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion

Synonyms:

disbelieving; skeptical; sceptical; unbelieving

Context example:

a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles

Similar:

incredulous (not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving)


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