[ free-thing-ker ]
/ ˈfriˈθɪŋ kər /
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a person who forms opinions on the basis of reason, independent of authority or tradition, especially a person whose religious opinions differ from established belief.
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OTHER WORDS FROM freethinkerfreethinking, adjective, noun
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In other words, the free thinker defending freedom of thought.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What got Herndon in even more trouble with his biography was claiming that Lincoln was a free-thinker and certainly no Christian.Making Lincoln Sexy: Jerome Charyn’s Fictional President|Tom LeClair|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No, the great Free-thinker, with his genuine ability and honesty, does not in practice destroy Christianity.The Ball and The Cross|G.K. Chesterton
A so-called free-thinker told me at one time that I could not consider myself a philosopher if I placed any faith in revelation.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Though a pronounced Free-thinker, Taylor was a friend of Southey, and gave his young pupil excellent advice.Souvenir of the George Borrow Celebration|James Hooper
He hissed and sizzled for a while, and then hardened into a free-thinker.The Spell of Switzerland|Nathan Haskell Dole
They tell me that you are a free-thinker, and I know that you are clever.
British Dictionary definitions for freethinker
/ (ˌfriːˈθɪŋkə) /
a person who forms his or her ideas and opinions independently of authority or accepted views, esp in matters of religion
Derived forms of freethinkerfreethinking, noun, adjective
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