true believer

noun

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

nonmilitant

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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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Revolutionary Russia, true believers felt, had the opportunity to sweep away that system as well as the capitalist one. The Economist, "But their new partnership makes China a lot more equal than Russia," 25 July 2019 Johnson had established himself as a comedic Euroskeptic while writing for The Telegraph from Brussels during his pre-parliamentary career, but not as a true believer in another path. Cassie Werber, Quartz, "The terrifying appeal of Boris Johnson, according to a Johnson voter," 18 July 2019 Soon the pupil is invited to secret evening sessions with other true believers, like Henry (David Zellner). Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "Jesse Eisenberg chooses fight over flight, in ‘The Art of Self-Defense’," 17 July 2019 Someday, perhaps soon, a true believer in the value of women’s soccer or a visionary businessperson with a nose for emerging markets will take the risk on NWSL in Colorado. Mark Goodman, The Denver Post, "Backpass: Is there a path to pro women’s soccer in Colorado?," 12 July 2019 The muscular 55-year-old was one of the revolution’s true believers, having spent a decade as security chief for the late Hugo Chávez, the father of Venezuela’s socialist state and Maduro’s mentor. Washington Post, "Maduro’s ex-spy chief lands in U.S. armed with allegations against Venezuelan government," 24 June 2019 Some Brexiteers think that the civil service has been involved in an establishment stitch-up to make leaving the EU as hard as possible, and that Theresa May has been complicit in trying to steal Brexit from the true believers. Luke Mcgee, CNN, "Trump called the UK envoy a 'very stupid guy' and the timing couldn't be worse for Britain," 9 July 2019 As true believers will remember, in Avengers: Infinity War, the purple titan Thanos snaps his fingers and evaporates half of all intelligent life in the universe. Noah Berlatsky, The Verge, "Spider-Man: Far From Home is saving the MCU by ignoring its continuity," 8 July 2019 But true believers will be heartened to know that the actual Annabelle has never left her glass case in the Warrens' museum, which Judy, 68, has overseen with her husband of 33 years, Tony Spera. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "The real 'Annabelle Comes Home': What was Judy Warren's life actually like?," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of true believer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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