freethinker

[free-thing-ker]
noun
a person who forms opinions on the basis of reason, independent of authority or tradition, especially a person whose religious opinions differ from established belief.

Origin:
1685–95; free + thinker

freethinking, adjective, noun


skeptic, agnostic; atheist.
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freethinker (ˌfriːˈθɪŋkə)
 
n
a person who forms his or her ideas and opinions independently of authority or accepted views, esp in matters of religion
 
free'thinking
 
n, —adj

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His father educated him at home and exposed him to freethinking philosophy.
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