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One who is habitually doubtful.
[After Saint Thomaswho doubted Jesus's resurrection until he had proof of it.]
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(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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a person who refuses to believe without proof; skeptic. John 20:24–29.
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|Noun||1.||doubting 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)|
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