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[uhn-bi-lee-ving] /ˌʌn bɪˈli vɪŋ/
not believing; skeptical.
not accepting any, or some particular, religious belief.
Origin of unbelieving
1350-1400; Middle English; see un-1, believing
Related forms
unbelievingly, adverb
unbelievingness, noun
1. doubting, questioning, incredulous. Unabridged
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  • unbelieving, restless nature might say to Moses, or to Peter, Have you nothing new to tell us?

  • I want revenge on the unbelieving dogs; and will buy them for the purpose of obtaining it.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • Mrs. Comstock stared at the total with dazed and unbelieving eyes.

    A Girl Of The Limberlost Gene Stratton Porter
  • But the unbelieving have ever since made all manner of fun at the good knight's expense.

    Moon Lore Timothy Harley
  • You unbelieving little wretch, what right had you to make yourself miserable without telling us about it?

    Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge Pemberton Ginther
  • Only his eyes were alive, darting here and there, unbelieving.

    Eight Keys to Eden Mark Irvin Clifton
  • He is ever near to shield and succor us, even though our unbelieving hearts are so ready to doubt His Word.

    Life and Times of David Charles Henry Mackintosh
  • The master was ignorant and unbelieving: but I am told that some schoolmasters are not like that.

    The Book of Dragons Edith Nesbit
  • unbelieving, still gripping the arms of that unseen chair, he was staring at a forest.

    Pygmalion's Spectacles Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
British Dictionary definitions for unbelieving


not believing; sceptical
proceeding from or characterized by scepticism
Derived Forms
unbelievingly, adverb
unbelievingness, noun
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