What does the word unbelief mean?

Usage examples for unbelief

  1. The tide of unbelief rolled on until many religious people trembled for the creed and morals of American people. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  2. I had rather see any man for whose welfare I cared, married to a virtuous and pious- minded housemaid, than to this young lady, as she is called, with all her wealth and position, who would eat out his soul with her acid unbelief and turn the world upside down to satisfy her fancy. – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  3. But the faith of France's leaders differed little from unbelief. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon