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AGNOSTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does agnostic mean? 

AGNOSTIC (noun)
  The noun AGNOSTIC has 2 senses:

1. someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something
2. a person who claims that they cannot have true knowledge about the existence of God (but does not deny that God might exist)

  Familiarity information: AGNOSTIC used as a noun is rare.


AGNOSTIC (adjective)
  The adjective AGNOSTIC has 2 senses:

1. of or pertaining to an agnostic or agnosticism
2. uncertain of all claims to knowledge

  Familiarity information: AGNOSTIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AGNOSTIC (noun)


Sense 1agnostic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

agnostic; doubter

Hypernyms ("agnostic" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


Sense 2agnostic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who claims that they cannot have true knowledge about the existence of God (but does not deny that God might exist)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("agnostic" is a kind of...):

religious person (a person who manifests devotion to a deity)


AGNOSTIC (adjective)


Sense 1agnostic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or pertaining to an agnostic or agnosticism

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

agnostic (a person who claims that they cannot have true knowledge about the existence of God (but does not deny that God might exist))

agnosticism (the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge)


Sense 2agnostic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Uncertain of all claims to knowledge

Synonyms:

agnostical; agnostic

Similar:

nescient; unbelieving (holding that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters or ultimate causes is impossible)

Antonym:

gnostic (possessing intellectual or esoteric knowledge of spiritual things)


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