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 Jefferson in the colonies was like Paul at the Parthenon: a true believer spreading the Word of his teachers, subtly tweaking it so that the locals could understand. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, "What Thomas Jefferson Could Never Understand About Jesus," 28 Dec. 2020 Because conspiracy theories become fused with people’s political and cultural identities, debating a true believer can be counterproductive. Charlie Warzel New York Times, Star Tribune, "How to talk to friends and family who share conspiracy theories," 26 Oct. 2020 Not every wannabe congressperson who has retweeted some Q content is a true believer. Gilad Edelman, Wired, "QAnon Supporters Aren’t Quite Who You Think They Are," 6 Oct. 2020 West remains a true believer, convinced the world could benefit from the philosophy held by the site’s many editors. Washington Post, "Covid-19 is one of Wikipedia’s biggest challenges ever. Here’s how it’s handling that.," 7 Aug. 2020 Longstreth worked in Tea Party politics, but the GOP operative wasn't a true believer himself, said Chris Littleton, a Tea Party advocate who worked on the constitutional amendment. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, "The influencer: How a mid-level political operative found himself at the heart of Ohio's largest bribery scandal," 24 Aug. 2020 But Wolf was not known publicly as an ideologue or Trump true believer. Nick Miroff, Washington Post, "Chad Wolf emerges as Trump’s favorite Department of Homeland Security chief," 3 Aug. 2020 As a true believer in the power of photography to initiate change, Jasper is an International League of Conservation Photographers Senior Fellow and a World Wildlife Fund ambassador. National Geographic, "Jasper Doest," 23 June 2020 And like other apocalyptic cults, these true believers are not afraid of mass death. Jared Yates Sexton, The New Republic, "The Cult of the Shining City Embraces the Plague," 25 Mar. 2020

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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 6 Mar. 2021.

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