nonbeliever

noun non·be·liev·er \ ˌnän-bə-ˈlē-vər \
Updated on: 22 May 2018

Definition of nonbeliever

: a person who is not a believer
  • … a well-known nonbeliever in holiday sales or discounts …
  • —Seung Lee
  • a nonbeliever in ghosts
especially : atheist
  • … had grown up in the West and gone to college as a nonbeliever in the Bible Belt …
  • —Tim Keown

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