noun SYNONYMY NOTE: unbelief implies merely a lack of belief, as because of insufficient evidence, esp. in matters
of religion or faith; , disbelief suggests a positive refusal to believe an assertion, theory, etc. because one is
convinced of its falseness or unreliability; , incredulity implies a general skepticism or disinclination to believe
or lack of belief, esp. in religion or in certain religious doctrines
OPPOSITES: belief, credulity
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Word origin of 'unbelief'ME unbeleve