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ag·nos·tic

agnostic

 
 
pronunciation:
aeg na stihk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who believes it is impossible to know anything about the existence or nonexistence of God or about the essential nature of things beyond the material universe.
He'd grown up in a religious family, but he later became an agnostic.
synonyms:
freethinker, skeptic
antonyms:
believer
similar words:
atheist, disbeliever, doubter, empiricist, heretic, infidel, questioner
definition 2: one who is unwilling or unable to commit to a particular stance concerning something.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to agnostics or their beliefs.
His attitude toward religion is agnostic; he takes the stance that one cannot know whether God exists or not.
synonyms:
cynical, faithless, freethinking, godless, infidel, irreligious
similar words:
disbelieving, doubtful, incredulous, irreverent, skeptical, unbelieving
definition 2: having a noncommittal or doubtful opinion about something.
I have firm opinions about political questions in general, but I'm agnostic about this particular issue.
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derivations: agnostically (adv.), agnosticism (n.)
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