Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

freethinker

play
noun free·think·er \-ˈthiŋ-kər\

Simple Definition of freethinker

  • : a person who forms his or her own opinions about important subjects (such as religion and politics) instead of accepting what other people say

Full Definition of freethinker

  1. :  one who forms opinions on the basis of reason independently of authority; especially :  one who doubts or denies religious dogma

free·think·ing play \-kiŋ\ noun or adjective

1692

First Known Use of freethinker

1692

Rhymes with freethinker


Learn More about freethinker


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up freethinker? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 14, 2016

to hug and kiss another person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

2.2 pounds 100 pounds 196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ