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agnostic (æɡˈnɒstɪk Pronunciation for agnostic

Definitions

noun

  1. a person who holds that knowledge of a Supreme Being, ultimate cause, etc, is impossible Compare atheist, theist
  2. a person who claims, with respect to any particular question, that the answer cannot be known with certainty

adjective

  1. of or relating to agnostics

Derived Forms

agˈnosticism noun

Word Origin

C19: coined 1869 by T. H. Huxley from a-1 + gnostic

Synonyms

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= sceptic, cynic, scoffer, doubter, disbeliever, unbeliever, doubting Thomas, Pyrrhonist

-agnostic

Definitions

combining form in adjective

  1. (computing) not restricted to using one type of hardware or software

Example Sentences Including 'agnostic'

I believed in God until I was fifteen when I decided it would be smart to be an agnostic.
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I hate these long intervals when I'm a dithering agnostic or a rampant atheist.
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declared Lord Flaxton, the agnostic who always voted with the Liberals in the House of Lords.
Howatch, Susan Absolute Truths

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