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atheism

[ey-thee-iz-uh m] /ˈeɪ θiˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the doctrine or belief that there is no God.
2.
disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Greek áthe(os) godless + -ism
Related forms
antiatheism, adjective, noun
proatheism, noun
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  • In the religious sphere, atheism was officially promoted and taught.
British Dictionary definitions for atheism

atheism

/ˈeɪθɪˌɪzəm/
noun
1.
rejection of belief in God or gods
Word Origin
C16: from French athéisme, from Greek atheos godless, from a-1 + theos god
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Word Origin and History for atheism
atheism
1580s, from Fr. athéisme (16c.), from Gk. atheos "without god" (see atheist).
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atheism in Culture
atheism [(ay-thee-iz-uhm)]

Denial that there is a God. (Compare agnosticism.)

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