Definition of Deist

1. Noun. A person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it.

Exact synonyms: Freethinker
Generic synonyms: Nonreligious Person
Derivative terms: Deism



2. Adjective. Of or relating to deism.
Exact synonyms: Deistic
Partainyms: Deism, Deism
Derivative terms: Deism

Definition of Deist

1. n. One who believes in the existence of a God, but denies revealed religion; a freethinker.

Definition of Deist

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of deist) ¹

2. Noun. A person who believes in deism. ¹

3. Adjective. Of or relating to deism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deist

1. an adherent of deism [n -S] : DEISTIC [adj] - See also: deism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deist

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deipnosophists
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deja voulu
deja vu

Literary usage of Deist

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1. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1885)
"Ten years ago Timothy Dwight, of Connecticut, denounced Charles Pinckney as a deist; nay, called him one in the poem " The Triumph of Infidelity. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Voltaire was to the end a deist of the school of Bolingbroke ; Rousseau could hare claimed kindred with the nobler deists. Diderot was for a tune heartily ..."

3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"Heinecken mentions amongst his portraits those of ' Thomas Chubb the Deist,'of'Thomas Holies, duke of Newcastle,' of ' Charles, Lord Talbot,' and of ..."

4. An apology for the Bible, in a series of letters addressed to T. Paine by Richard Watson (1808)
"You profess yourself to be a deist, and to believe that there is a God, who created the universe, and established the laws of nature, by which it is ..."

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