Definition of freethinker in English:


Syllabification: free·think·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfrēˈTHiNGkər


  • A person who rejects accepted opinions, especially those concerning religious belief.
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    • The religious freedom that enabled Protestants and Catholics to live in harmony made the Netherlands a haven for freethinkers and religious minorities.
    • They were freethinkers and opponents of religious dogma.
    • In short, in England and in America, the freedoms we have won were won often by alliance between freethinkers and religious progressives.
    nonconformist, individualist, independent, maverick; agnostic, atheist, nonbeliever, unbeliever
    informal bad boy



noun & adjective
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  • His parents were religious but freethinking, and he attended the Church of England and the Wesleyan chapel.
  • It was the century of religious freethinking, and printing outside Europe.
  • Thompson is the freethinking, questioning spirit of a population that once challenged its government instead of championing it.

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