Definition of freethinker in English:

freethinker

Line breaks: free|think¦er
Pronunciation: /friːˈθɪŋkə
 
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noun

A person who rejects accepted opinions, especially those concerning religious belief.
More 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, dissenter, heretic; libertine, agnostic, atheist, non-theist, non-believer, unbeliever, disbeliever, sceptic, doubter, doubting Thomas, apostate, humanist; pagan, heathen, infidel
archaic paynim, renegade

Derivatives

freethinking

noun & adjective
More 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.

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