true believertrue believer
a dedicated follower or disciple, esp. a person whose devotion to another, a cause, etc. is blind or unquestioning
Origin of true believerterm popularized by United States writer Eric Hoffer in his book The True Believer (1951)
One who is deeply, sometimes fanatically devoted to a cause, organization, or person: “a band of true believers bonded together against all those who did not agree with them” ( Theodore Draper )
(plural true believers)
- (ecclesiastical) A strict follower of a religious doctrine.
- (idiomatic) One who sticks to one's dogma or beliefs irrespective of the facts (see true believer syndrome).