freethinker freethinker  /f ˈri ˈθɪŋ kər/


  • (n) a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it


  1. A local freethinker and scoffer at the Gospel, Fred Ammermeyer.
  2. She is a chichi freethinker, addicted to protest marches and The Arts.
  3. Surprisingly, the paintings were the work of an avowed freethinker and Communist.



  1. "My father came from an Orthodox family, while my mother was what they used to call a 'freethinker,' and her mother-in-law used to refer to her as a 'Jewish shiksa,'" Harwood said.
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Ronald Harwood Source: The Jewish Journal of greater L.A

  2. "On the face it, what Reiss actually said at the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting seems fairly reasonable - if uttered by a freethinker for whom evidence-based philosophy is pre-eminent," Kroto says. "Unfortunately...
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Harold Kroto Source: New Scientist (subscription)

  3. As Ibn Warraq writes in his book Why I Am Not a Muslim, "Perhaps the greatest freethinker in the whole of Islam was al-Razi, the Rhazes of Medieval Europe (or Razis of Chaucer), where his prestige and authority remained unchallenged until the...
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: Ibn Warraq Source: Global Politician

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