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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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
Recent Examples on the Web Zelman tells Eva that Ruth was a true believer in God and persevered through six miscarriages to get her daughter. Ariana Romero,, "This Is The Answer To Every Question You Have About Messiah‘s Eva," 1 Jan. 2020 Thus in theory a few true believers could warp, within limits, their own data, in service to a noble cause. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "Impeachment Fallouts," 31 Dec. 2019 Ironically, in this book about pioneering women, Walt Disney stands out in these pages as a particularly vibrant character, the ultimate true believer in the enchantment of movies. Steve Donoghue, The Christian Science Monitor, "The unheralded women of the Disney Studios," 25 Nov. 2019 But suddenly, the true believers find themselves with lots of company. Esther Mobley,, "Yes, Georgian wine is worth the hype and yes, you should be drinking it," 15 Aug. 2019 Yesterday’s true believer is today’s counterrevolutionary and tomorrow’s enemy of the people. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "Democrats’ Cannibalistic Ideology," 10 Dec. 2019 Many true believers have moved away, while the town has seen both the return of ex-FLDS members and an influx of newcomers. The Economist, "Theocracy in America Short Creek starts to move beyond its past as a fundamentalist fief," 5 Dec. 2019 Like his fellow conspiracy peddlers Donald Trump, Sean Hannity, and Alex Jones, David Booth is a true believer, until believing is bad for business. Seth Hettena, The New Republic, "The Man Behind the Right Wing’s Favorite Conspiracy Theories," 9 Dec. 2019 Chuck was a true believer in country music and his faith never wavered. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Longtime Billboard Country Music Contributor Chuck Dauphin Dies at 45," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of true believer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“True believer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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