freethinker

[ free-thing-ker ]
/ ˈfriˈθɪŋ kər /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. freestone,
  2. freestone state,
  3. freestyle,
  4. freestyling,
  5. freetail,
  6. freethinkers,
  7. freetown,
  8. freeview,
  9. freeware,
  10. freeway

Origin of freethinker

First recorded in 1685–95; free + thinker

Related formsfree·think·ing, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for freethinking

freethinker

/ (ˌfriːˈθɪŋkə) /

noun

a person who forms his or her ideas and opinions independently of authority or accepted views, esp in matters of religion
Derived Formsfreethinking, noun, adjective

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