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atheism

Subject: Religion

The theory or belief that God does not exist. The word comes (in the late 16th century, via French) from Greek atheos, from a- ‘without’ + theos ‘god’.

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

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2018
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Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
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...rhinoceros, rhododendron, stigma, synthesis, thesis . 2. With Latin endings: brontosaurus, chrysanthemum, diplodocus, hippopotamus, Pliohippus . 3. Endings dropped or adapted: agnostic, agnosticism, alphabet, alphabetic, analyst, analytic, anthocyanin, astrobleme, atheism, automatic, biologist, biology, blasphemy, charismatic, chemotherapy, chronobiology, cinematography, critic, criticism, dinosaur, dogmatic, dogmatism, dramatic, dramatist, electric, electronic, enigmatic, epistemic, epistemology, gene, genetic, herpetology, narcolepsy, odyssey,...

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

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2018
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Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
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4,935 words

...(sidereal) astrology: consider 7.20 V air* airy; airline; airtight L aer(o) aerial; aeroplane; aero-dynamic G atmo atmosphere 8. Religion 8.1 V god ungodly; godlike; god-damned L de deity; deification; deism G the theistic; atheism; theosophy; monotheism 8.2 V devil* devilish; devilry L — G diabol diabolical; diabolism 8.3 V church* churchy; church-goer L — G ecclesia ecclesiastical 8.4 V holy; saint* unholy; holiness; saintly; sainthood L sanct(u);...

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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2006
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Language reference, Linguistics
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...human creations intended to exercise control over human behavior. The subject of considerable controversy, these Sophistical doctrines have over time been explained in terms of such diverse philosophies as relativism, pragmatism, utilitarianism, empiricism, subjective idealism, atheism, and agnosticism. In light of the Sophists' doctrines, man is an entity not in himself but in his relations with others in the context of the city-state and its political, legal, and social institutions. Language not only regulates human relations and determines the structure of...

Thomas Harriot

Thomas Harriot  

(1560/61–1621),mathematician and astronomer. In 1585 he went on Ralegh's expedition to Virginia. His A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia (1588) is one of the earliest examples ...
Charles Bradlaugh

Charles Bradlaugh  

(1833–91)British social reformer. A republican and keen supporter of reform movements, he was tried, with Annie Besant, in 1877–78 for printing a pamphlet on birth control. The charge failed and ...
deism

deism  

Belief in a god who created the universe but does not govern worldly events, does not answer prayers, and has no direct involvement in human affairs. deist n. One who espouses deism. Compare ...
William Paley

William Paley  

(1743–1805)English theologian and moral philosopher. Paley is remembered for two contributions to natural theology. The first is the sustained defence of the argument to design for the existence of ...
Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels  

(1820–95)German socialist and political philosopher, resident chiefly in England from 1842. The founder of modern communism with Karl Marx, he collaborated with him in the writing of the Communist ...
humanism

humanism  

[De]A philosophy or ethical system that centres on the concept of the dignity, freedom, and value of human beings. The belief that there is an essential human condition that emerges regardless of ...

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