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unbelief

[uhn-bi-leef] /ˌʌn bɪˈlif/
noun
1.
the state or quality of not believing; incredulity or skepticism, especially in matters of doctrine or religious faith.
Origin
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English unbelefe; see un-1, belief
Can be confused
disbelief, misbelief, unbelief.
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British Dictionary definitions for unbelief

unbelief

/ˌʌnbɪˈliːf/
noun
1.
disbelief or rejection of belief
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Word Origin and History for unbelief
n.

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

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