Definition of freethinking in US English:


noun & adjective

  • See freethinker

    • ‘The facts demonstrate that he was a freethinking person who understood perfectly well that he lived in a totalitarian state in which every free thought was repressed and every free thinker persecuted.’
    • ‘The problem with the health care debate is that somehow the government has become the central agent of change and leadership, instead of the creative forces of freethinking individuals.’
    • ‘Thompson is the freethinking, questioning spirit of a population that once challenged its government instead of championing it.’
    • ‘His parents were religious but freethinking, and he attended the Church of England and the Wesleyan chapel.’
    • ‘It was the century of religious freethinking, and printing outside Europe.’