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Meaning of AGNOSTIC

Pronunciation:  ag'nâstik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who doubts truth of religion
  2. [adj]  uncertain of all claims to knowledge

AGNOSTIC is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: agnostical, doubter, nescient, noncommital, unbelieving, undogmatic, undogmatical
 Antonyms: gnostic
 See Also: nonreligious person



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ag*nos"tic\, a. [Gr. 'a priv. + ? knowing, ? to know.]
    Professing ignorance; involving no dogmatic; pertaining to or
    involving agnosticism. -- {Ag*nos"tic*al*ly}, adv.
  2. \Ag*nos"tic\, n.
    One who professes ignorance, or denies that we have any
    knowledge, save of phenomena; one who supports agnosticism,
    neither affirming nor denying the existence of a personal
    Deity, a future life, etc.
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