non·​the·​ist ˌnän-ˈthē-ist How to pronounce nontheist (audio)
plural nontheists
: 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.
nontheism 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 adjective
nontheistic views
nontheistic philosophers
nontheistically adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nontheist was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Nontheist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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