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a·the·ist

atheist

 
 
pronunciation:
eI thi ihst
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who believes that there is no god or gods.
His mother went to church every Sunday, but his father was an atheist and never went with her.
derivations: atheistic (adj.), atheistically (adv.)
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The word atheist contains the following parts:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous, atrophy). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial, amoral) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.
the, theo Greek root that means god
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synonyms:
dei, div