The principles of a freethinker; free thought

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  • Freethinking — Free think ing, n. Undue boldness of speculation; unbelief. Berkeley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • freethinking — index liberal (broad minded), licentious, radical (favoring drastic change), skeptical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • freethinking — (zandaqa)    In Muslim heresiology, a sort of malleable gray zone between innovation and unbelief. Al Shahrastani characterizes it in terms of ‘the exclusive, willful use of [personal] opinion’ (al istibdad bi al ra’y) rather than reliance upon… …   Islamic philosophy dictionary

  • freethinking — noun or adjective see freethinker …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • freethinking — See freethinker. * * * …   Universalium

  • freethinking — Synonyms and related words: broad minded, broad mindedness, catholicity, free thought, humanism, latitudinarian, latitudinarianism, liberal, liberalism, liberalistic, liberality, liberalness, liberation, libertarian, libertarianism, libertine,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • freethinking — n. formation of beliefs and opinions which are often opposed to those held by the majority (especially on religious matters) adj. holding beliefs and opinions which are often opposed to those held by the majority (especially on religious matters) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • freethinking — noun the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct • Syn: ↑rationalism • Hypernyms: ↑doctrine, ↑philosophy, ↑philosophical system, ↑school of thought, ↑ism …   Useful english dictionary

  • freethinker — freethinking, adj., n. /free thing keuhr/, n. a person who forms opinions on the basis of reason, independent of authority or tradition, esp. a person whose religious opinions differ from established belief. [1685 95; FREE + THINKER] Syn. skeptic …   Universalium

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