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One who has rejected authority and dogma, especially in religious thinking, in favor of rational inquiry and speculation.

free′think′ing adj. & n.
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Noun1.freethinking - the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school


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