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doubting Thomas

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noun doubting Thom·as \-ˈtä-məs\

Simple Definition of doubting Thomas

  • : someone who rarely trusts or believes things before having proof : a doubtful or skeptical person

Full Definition of doubting Thomas

  1. :  an incredulous or habitually doubtful person

Examples of doubting thomas

  1. She kept trying, hoping to prove all those doubting Thomases wrong.

  2. <an astronomer who enjoys taking the role of the doubting Thomas in debates with UFOlogists>



Origin of doubting thomas

St. Thomas, apostle who doubted Jesus' resurrection until he had proof of it (John 20:24–29)


First Known Use: 1883


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