non·​the·​ist | \ ˌnän-ˈthē-ist How to pronounce nontheist (audio) \
plural nontheists

Definition of nontheist

: a person who does not believe that there is a god or gods : a person who is not a believer in theism Some rationalists have often assumed that all skeptics must be, like them, nontheists. As we've said, they often do not understand how one can be a skeptic and at the same time hold religious beliefs.— Steven Novella et al.

Other Words from nontheist

nontheism \ ˌnän-​ˈthē-​ˌi-​zəm How to pronounce nontheism (audio) \ noun
He has written a beautiful chronicle of his search for truth that serves as an accessible and non-threatening entry point into the world of nontheism for a wide audience. — Brian T. Sullivan
nontheistic \ ˌnän-​thē-​ˈi-​stik How to pronounce nontheistic (audio) \ adjective
nontheistic views nontheistic philosophers
nontheistically \ ˌnän-​thē-​ˈi-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce nontheistically (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of nontheist

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Nontheist.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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