true believer


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

Examples of true believer in a Sentence

they were true believers in an antimaterialist lifestyle, as evidenced by their lack of possessions true believers who fought the good fight even when it was out of fashion
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of true believer was in the 15th century

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“True believer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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