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freethinker

Syllabification: free·think·er
Pronunciation: /ˌfrēˈTHiNGkər
 
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Definition of freethinker in English:

noun

A person who rejects accepted opinions, especially those concerning religious belief.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
nonconformist, individualist, independent, maverick;
agnostic, atheist, nonbeliever, unbeliever
informal bad boy

Derivatives

freethinking

1
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with freethinker

blinker, clinker, drinker, finca, Glinka, Inca, inker, jinker, shrinker, sinker, Soyinka, stinker, stotinka, thinker, tinker, Treblinka, winker

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