freethinker

noun free·think·er \ ˈfrē-ˈthiŋ-kər \

Definition of freethinker

:a person who thinks freely or independently :one who forms opinions on the basis of reason independently of authority; especially :one who rejects or is skeptical of religious dogma

freethinking

play \ˈfrē-ˈthiŋ-kiŋ\ noun or adjective

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First Known Use of freethinker

circa 1700


FREETHINKER Defined for English Language Learners

freethinker

noun

Definition of freethinker for English Language Learners

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



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