un·​be·​liev·​ing | \ ˌən-bə-ˈlē-viŋ How to pronounce unbelieving (audio) \

Definition of unbelieving

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unbelievingly \ ˌən-​bə-​ˈlē-​viŋ-​lē How to pronounce unbelieving (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unbelieving in a Sentence

She had an unbelieving look on her face. unbelieving scientists who demand that all phenomena be subjected to rigorous scientific scrutiny
Recent Examples on the Web Discipleship, ministry and mission all happened in homes as families lived out their faith in Jesus in the midst of an unbelieving world. The Rev. Bill Thomas, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Thomas: Instead of focusing what the Grinch has taken from us, let’s focus on what we can do | RELIGION COMMENTARY," 12 Dec. 2020 But the unbelieving or skeptical child, with no great desire to change his life, felt abandoned by those who should have been in charge, and wondered furtively at the authority of that divine command. James Wood, The New Yorker, "Does Knowing God Just Take Practice?," 2 Nov. 2020 The story centers on two scientists who, upon discovering that a meteor will strike the Earth in six months, go on a media tour to try to warn the world but find an unreceptive and unbelieving populace. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, "Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Adam McKay Comedy 'Don't Look Up'," 19 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of unbelieving

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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26 Dec 2020

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“Unbelieving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbelieving. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unbelieving

: feeling or showing that you do not believe something

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