doubting Thomas

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doubt·ing Thomas

 (dou′tĭng)
n.
One who is habitually doubtful.

[After Saint Thomaswho doubted Jesus's resurrection until he had proof of it.]

doubting Thomas

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person who insists on proof before he or she will believe anything; sceptic
[after Thomas (the apostle), who did not believe that Jesus had been resurrected until he had proof]

doubt′ing Thom′as


n.
a person who refuses to believe without proof; skeptic. John 20:24–29.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doubting Thomas - the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyesdoubting Thomas - the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
2.doubting Thomas - someone who demands physical evidence in order to be convinced (especially when this demand is out of place)
doubter, sceptic, skeptic - someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs

doubting Thomas

noun
One who habitually or instinctively doubts or questions:
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doubting Thomas

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And now, before I take up my tale, I want to anticipate the doubting Thomases of psychology, who are prone to scoff, and who would otherwise surely say that the coherence of my dreams is due to overstudy and the subconscious projection of my knowledge of evolution into my dreams.
And there is no better time for them to prove the growing number of Doubting Thomases wrong than at Old Trafford on Saturday against Liverpool.
Since the retrial order is already subjudice in Hindi, Nigerians would be well advised to patiently wait and allow Dr Saraki to prove his innocence and put all doubting Thomases wrong.
The jovial Vihiga United chairman Indimuli Kahi exuded confidence that the new boys will prove the doubting Thomases wrong when they make their debut in top tier next season.
I suggest the doubting Thomases out there, including Mr Sanders, has a read of it, if he can read, only it appears that all he can do is write (your local library could have the book, or at least get it for you).
His endeavour was so great that many doubting Thomases are still not ready to accept it without casting a shadow of doubt on the veracity of its claims.
That was when she could have made a real impact and possibly helped to persuade other Doubting Thomases to put their heads above the parapet, and, who knows, perhaps have altered the course of history.
However, despite his impressive forays onto the road and his proven Olympic pedigree, a chorus of doubting Thomases have questioned whether he will be under-prepared for the showpiece event next summer.
Also, on a more cynical note, as there is no concrete evidence of this killing, how many doubting Thomases will dismiss this bold and daring mililtary coup as nothing more than an exercise in timely American propaganda?
So, I think, absolutely, there are no cause for doubting Thomases to air their views," he added.
There will continue to be Doubting Thomases - but we will prove them wrong.
If anything, there were often the Doubting Thomases not willing to rate his exploits in Tests at par with that of one-dayers.