Definition of Freethinker

1. Noun. A person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it.

Exact synonyms: Deist
Generic synonyms: Nonreligious Person
Derivative terms: Deism



Definition of Freethinker

1. 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.

Definition of Freethinker

1. Noun. A person who has formed their opinions using reason and rational enquiry; somebody who has rejected dogma, especially with regard to religion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Freethinker

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Literary usage of Freethinker

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1. Charles Bradlaugh: A Record of His Life and Work by Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner, John Mackinnon Robertson (1895)
"The freethinker, a penny weekly journal of a more popular character than the National Reformer, edited by Mr GW Foote and then owned by Mr WJ ..."

2. Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their by Samuel Johnson (1854)
"... Quarrel with Pope — Joins in 'The freethinker' — Is patronised by Archbishop Boulter — Death and Burial in Audley Chapel, South Audley Street, London. ..."

3. A Critical History of Free Thought in Reference to the Christian Religion by Adam Storey Farrar (1863)
"The words alluded to are the following: 1. INFIDEL ; 2. ATHEIST ; 3. PANTHEIST ; 4. DEIST ; 6. NATURALIST ; 6. freethinker; 7. RATIONALIST; 8. SCEPTIC. 1. ..."

4. The Sheffield Dialect by Abel Bywater (1839)
"CONVERSATION BETWEEN A freethinker AXD JACK ... freethinker—Well, Jack, you are throng grinding ... freethinker ..."

5. Lessing by James Sime (1877)
"He began many plays, and in 1749 finished two of the most important of his early efforts, "The Jews " and " The freethinker." The first of these is what ..."

6. The Literary Magazine, and American Register by Charles Brockden Brown (1804)
"... a Parisian ; at another, a London fashion : and have truckled to the humours, now of a precise enthusiast, and now of a smart freethinker. ..."

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