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freethinker


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Freethinker  \Free"think`er\,  n. 
  One  who  speculates  or  forms  opinions  independently  of  the 
  authority  of  others  esp.,  in  the  sphere  or  religion,  one  who 
  forms  opinions  independently  of  the  authority  of  revelation 
  or  of  the  church;  an  unbeliever;  --  a  term  assumed  by  deists 
  and  skeptics  in  the  eighteenth  century. 
 
  Atheist  is  an  old-fashioned  word:  I'm  a  freethinker, 
  child.  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  Infidel;  skeptic;  unbeliever.  See  {Infidel}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  freethinker 
  n  :  a  person  who  believes  that  God  created  the  universe  and  then 
  abandoned  it  [syn:  {deist}] 




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