nullifidian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nulli- + Latin fides (faith) + -ian.

Noun[edit]

nullifidian (plural nullifidians)

  1. A sceptic; an unbeliever or atheist.
    • 1871–72, George Eliot, Middlemarch, Chapter 4
      Celia was no longer the eternal cherub, but a thorn in her spirit, a pink-and-white nullifidian, worse than any discouraging presence in the "Pilgrim's Progress."

Adjective[edit]

nullifidian

  1. Of no faith or religion.
  2. Not trusting to faith for salvation.

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