true believer


Definition of true believer

1 : a person who professes absolute belief in something
2 : a zealous supporter of a particular cause

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Synonyms & Antonyms for true believer


crusader, fanatic, ideologue (also idealogue), militant, partisan (also partizan), red hot, zealot



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Examples of true believer in a Sentence

it's impossible to argue with those true believers, as they think any counterevidence is proof of an evil conspiracy true believers who fought the good fight even when it was out of fashion

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Online spaces have been deftly hijacked by prankster trolls and true believers alike, driving hate speech into the mainstream. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "About The Tragedy Of The Digital Commons: RaceAhead," 12 June 2019 That’s more or less the conclusion of one of the field’s true believers, Adam Ludwin, the articulate founder of technology company Chain. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Data Sheet—Blockchain Might Be a Big Deal, Some Day," 18 Apr. 2018 If that can happen to someone so pure, such a true believer, then what’s in store for my child? Jennifer Vineyard, New York Times, "‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Yvonne Strahovski on the Harrowing Finale and Serena’s Murky Future," 11 July 2018 The crypto true believers who stuck around through the slump also hope that 2019 brings an influx of institutional investors to the market. Paul Vigna, WSJ, "Crypto’s 2019 Goal: Technology People Can Use," 1 Jan. 2019 But that makes them the easiest ones to pick off, while the true believers remain in office. David Roberts, Vox, "After the midterms, US climate politics are even more polarized. Here’s how Dems can move forward.," 12 Nov. 2018 Some day soon, even as sweet, skunky smoke drifts in from the streets outside, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other staunch opponents of marijuana may draw inspiration from a true believer named Morris Sheppard. Stephanie Schorow,, "What should marijuana opponents do when their cause fails? A lesson from Prohibition," 23 June 2018 Trump surrounds himself with advisers who are clearly true believers. Laura Mcgann, Vox, "Let’s stop pretending Trump is just pretending," 30 Oct. 2018 Conservative activists see in Mr. Johnson a true believer in Brexit whose charm sets him apart from other potential leaders. Jason Douglas, WSJ, "Theresa May’s Former Top Diplomat Is Now Her Antagonist on Brexit," 28 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of true believer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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