unbelief

unbelief

[uhn-bi-leef]
noun
the state or quality of not believing; incredulity or skepticism, especially in matters of doctrine or religious faith.

Origin:
1125–75; Middle English unbelefe; see un-1, belief

disbelief, misbelief, unbelief.
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unbelief (ˌʌnbɪˈliːf)
 
n
disbelief or rejection of belief

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unbelief
c.1160, "absence or lack of religious belief," from un- (1) "not" + belief. Unbelievable is first attested 1548; unbeliever "infidel" is recorded from 1526.
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