[ 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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How to use freethinker in a sentence
The responsibility of a freethinking adult is to learn how to make the right judgment.David Foster Wallace, Traditionalist? Considering ‘Both Flesh and Not: Essays’|David Masciotra|November 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Compare Bentley on Freethinking, from which much of this is derived.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
But our Sham Rao had a slight tendency to freethinking, as we knew, and besides, he was too much of an admirer of Haeckel.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan|Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
Why then does Professor Huxley press the "possibility" of miracles against his Freethinking friends?Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
He made it out of good-will; but it is a judgment on me, because freethinking is being inculcated in the young people.
He was introduced by his freethinking antagonist, who claimed for him a respectful hearing.Mark Rutherford's Deliverance|Mark Rutherford
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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