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.]
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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]
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doubt′ing Thom′as


n.
a person who refuses to believe without proof; skeptic. John 20:24–29.
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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
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doubting Thomas

noun
One who habitually or instinctively doubts or questions:
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I thought of this moment during Mass when the doubting Thomas passage from John's Gospel was proclaimed.
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