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 Yass, the free market true believer, now owed the survival of much of his fortune to the U.S. government. Jeff Ernsthausen, ProPublica, 21 June 2022 Athie plays Ramsay Cole, a true believer in Dodgson. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 8 June 2022 Dan’s affability into something far more poisonous and Chloe Pirrie as Matilda, Dan’s true believer wife whose slow-dawning terror imbues their storyline with an unbearable tension. Caroline Framke, Variety, 26 Apr. 2022 And no one wants to emulate the liberal true believer who wrote a book on the eve of Richard Nixon’s 49-state 1972 sweep entitled, How McGovern Won the Presidency and Why the Polls Were Wrong. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 1 Mar. 2022 The integrity of the socialist idea is sacrosanct to the true believer. Algis Valiunas, National Review, 31 Mar. 2022 There's a second class of true believer, and that's really the crypto. Dan Patterson, CBS News, 10 Feb. 2022 Yet Stalin was no true believer, no devoted servant of doctrine received from on high. Algis Valiunas, National Review, 31 Mar. 2022 Having gone through the experience once, Pitman is a true believer. Helena Madden, Robb Report, 27 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of true believer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Jun 2022

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“True believer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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