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[non-bi-lee-ver] /ˌnɒn bɪˈli vər/
a person who lacks belief or faith, as in God, a religion, an idea, or an undertaking.
Origin of nonbeliever
non- + believer
Related forms
nonbelieving, adjective
doubter, skeptic, questioner, cynic. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for nonbeliever
  • All this blather about how a nonbeliever might be able to do what a believer does is a snooze.
  • All of this scouring for medical miracles when the real miracle, for believer and nonbeliever, is existence and life itself.
  • The book is full of logical flourishes and conundrums, many of them entertaining to the nonbeliever.
  • As a nonbeliever, it is a convenient time to celebrate when people are usually happy.
  • So she went undercover for two years, joining a megachurch and revealing her nonbeliever status to no one.
British Dictionary definitions for nonbeliever


a person who does not believe, esp in God and religion
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