Atheist \A"the*ist\, n. [Gr. ? without god; 'a priv. + ? god:
cf. F. ath['e]iste.]
1. One who disbelieves or denies the existence of a God, or
supreme intelligent Being.
2. A godless person. [Obs.]
Syn: Infidel; unbeliever.
Infidel \In"fi*del\, n.
One who does not believe in the prevailing religious faith;
especially, one who does not believe in the divine origin and
authority of Christianity; a Mohammedan; a heathen; a
Syn: Infidel, Unbeliever, Freethinker, Deist,
Atheist, Sceptic, Agnostic.
Freethinker \Free"think`er\, n.
One who speculates or forms opinions independently of the
authority of others; esp., in the sphere or religion, one who
forms opinions independently of the authority of revelation
or of the church; an unbeliever; -- a term assumed by deists
and skeptics in the eighteenth century.
n 1: the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and
omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the
universe; the object of worship in monotheistic
religions [syn: God, Supreme Being]
2: any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part
of the world or some aspect of life or who is the
personification of a force [syn: deity, divinity, immortal]
3: a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity
to other people; "he was a god among men"
4: a material object that is worshipped as a god; "thou shalt
not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"
[syn: idol, graven image]
n 1: one who personifies an abstract quality
2: representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or
creature [syn: prosopopoeia]
3: the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract
ideas etc. [syn: incarnation]
adj 1: existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment;
"abstract words like `truth' and `justice'" [ant: concrete]
2: not representing or imitating external reality or the
objects of nature; "a large abstract painting" [syn: abstractionist,
3: based on specialized theory; "a theoretical analysis" [syn:
4: dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical
purpose or intention; "abstract reasoning"; "abstract
Emphasis added where deemed necessary.
Definitions obtained via dict.org.