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Meaning of DEIST

Pronunciation:  'deeist

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it

DEIST is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: freethinker
 See Also: nonreligious person



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De"ist\ (d[=e]"[i^]st), n. [L. deus god: cf. F.
d['e]iste. See {Deity}.]
One who believes in the existence of a God, but denies
revealed religion; a freethinker.

Note: A deist, as denying a revelation, is opposed to a
      Christian; as, opposed to the denier of a God, whether
      atheist or pantheist, a deist is generally denominated
      theist. --Latham.

Syn: See {Infidel}.

Thesaurus Terms
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