freethinker
noun Date: 1692 one who forms opinions on the basis of reason independently of authority; especially one who doubts or denies religious dogma • freethinking noun or adjective

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  • freethinker — UK [ˌfriːˈθɪŋkə(r)] / US [ˌfrɪˈθɪŋkər] or free thinker UK / US noun [countable] Word forms freethinker : singular freethinker plural freethinkers someone who forms their own opinions rather than following what other people think or believe …   English dictionary

  • Freethinker — Free think er, n. One who speculates or forms opinions independently of the authority of others; esp., in the sphere or religion, one who forms opinions independently of the authority of revelation or of the church; an unbeliever; a term assumed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • freethinker — unbeliever, *atheist, agnostic, deist, infidel …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • freethinker — ► NOUN ▪ a person who questions or rejects accepted opinions, especially those concerning religious belief …   English terms dictionary

  • freethinker — [frē′thiŋk΄ər] n. a person who forms opinions about religion, politics, morals, etc., independently of tradition, authority, or established belief SYN. ATHEIST freethinking n., adj. free thought n …   English World dictionary

  • freethinker — freethinking, adj., n. /free thing keuhr/, n. a person who forms opinions on the basis of reason, independent of authority or tradition, esp. a person whose religious opinions differ from established belief. [1685 95; FREE + THINKER] Syn. skeptic …   Universalium

  • freethinker — noun A person who has formed their opinions using reason and rational enquiry; somebody who has rejected dogma, especially with regard to religion …   Wiktionary

  • freethinker — Synonyms and related words: big person, broad gauge person, ecumenicist, esprit fort, free lance, free spirit, free trader, humanist, independent, individualist, isolationist, latitudinarian, liberal, liberalist, libertarian, libertine, mugwump,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • freethinker — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. skeptic, agnostic, doubter; iconoclast. See irreligion. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. latitudinarian, skeptic, agnostic; see radical , skeptic . See Synonym Study at atheist …   English dictionary for students

  • freethinker — free|think|er [ˌfri:ˈθıŋkə US ər] n someone who has their own opinions, ideas, and beliefs, rather than accepting other people s used to show approval >freethinking adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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