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atheist

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.
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.