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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - unwilling to accept authority or dogma (especially in religion)
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
broad-minded - inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own; "a judge who is broad-minded but even-handed"
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They did not fight duels and would have thought a duel with a civilian like me an utterly unseemly procedure in any case--and they looked upon the duel altogether as something impossible, something free-thinking and French.
He might make her repent of her shocking free-thinking ways; he might urge her to do her duty, and cast off that odious reprobate who has disgraced himself and his family; and he might induce her to do justice to my dear girls and the two boys, who require and deserve, I am sure, every assistance which their relatives can give them.
As she was boasting now of her piety, so she had boasted then of her lost faith and hope, and had mockingly declared her free-thinking opinions to be the result of her ill-assorted marriage.
The crafty Mahtoree, who saw that his free-thinking was not likely to produce a favourable impression on the old man, instantly changed his ground, by alluding to the more immediate subject of their interview.
You are lying and slandering from some spite against me, simply from pique, because I did not agree with your free-thinking, godless, social propositions
But, because they knew and loved the lama, because he was an old man, because he sought the Way, because he was their guest, and because he collogued long of nights with the head-priest - as free-thinking a metaphysician as ever split one hair into seventy - they murmured assent.
Ashworth should look for a candidate with previous international experience, with charisma, self-belief and a tendency to treat his players like free-thinking adults, while expecting them to play and behave as such.
Written by Henrik Ibsen in 1881, Ghosts tells the story of Helene Alving, a free-thinking wealthy widow in a rural Scandinavian village.
20pm Set in the 1950s, Julia Roberts stars as Katherine Watson, a free-thinking art professor who encourages her conservative Wellesley pupils to strive for more than a life of domesticity.
Stade's free-thinking philosophies, distinct 'drunken Canadian' accent and expertly crafted satire have paved the way for his 'comedy rock star' status, especially in the UK, from fans and fellow comedians alike.
I think Francome is one of the most free-thinking analysts in sport.
com CLR PAUL SALVESON Free-thinking Labour councillor for Golcar ward