Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who disbelieves or denies the existence of God or gods.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who believes that no deities exist (especially, one who has no other religious belief).
  • n. A person who rejects belief that any deities exist (whether or not that person believes that deities do not exist).
  • n. A person who has no belief in any deities, such as a person who has no concept of deities.
  • n. A person who does not believe in a particular deity (or any deity in a particular pantheon), notwithstanding that they may believe in another deity.
  • adj. Of or relating to atheists or atheism; atheistic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who disbelieves or denies the existence of a God, or supreme intelligent Being.
  • n. A godless person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who denies the existence of God, or of a supreme intelligent being.
  • n. A godless man; one who disregards his duty to God.
  • Godless; atheistic: as, “the atheist crew,”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who denies the existence of god
  • adj. related to or characterized by or given to atheism

Etymologies

From French athéiste (athée + -iste), from Latin atheos, from Ancient Greek ἄθεος (atheos, "godless, without god"), from ἀ- (a-, "without") + θεός (theos, "god").. (Wiktionary)

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  • A person who laughs at people for being stupid dogmatists, but gets terribly upset when someone points out his own stupid dogmatism.

    November 8, 2012