AGNOSTIC

agnostic, agnostical

(adjective) uncertain of all claims to knowledge

agnostic

(adjective) of or pertaining to an agnostic or agnosticism

agnostic

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

agnostic, doubter

(noun) someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

agnostic (comparative more agnostic, superlative most agnostic)

Of or relating to agnosticism or its adherents.

Doubtful or uncertain about the existence or demonstrability of God or other deity.

(computing) Of a software component etc.: unaware or noncommittal regarding the specific nature of the components or input with which it interacts.

(usually with a prepositional phrase) Having no firmly held opinions on an issue or matter of uncertainty.

Hyponyms

• view agnostic (computing)

Noun

agnostic (plural agnostics)

A person who holds to a form of agnosticism, especially uncertainty of the existence of a deity.

Coordinate terms

• deist

Anagrams

• Costigan, angio-CTs, coasting, coatings, cotingas, scoating

Source: Wiktionary


Ag*nos"tic, a. Etym: [Gr.

Definition: Professing ignorance; involving no dogmatic; pertaining to or involving agnosticism.

– Ag*nos"tic*al*ly, adv.

Ag*nos"tic, n.

Definition: One who professes ignorance, or denies that we have any knowledge, save of phenomena; one who supports agnosticism, neither affirming nor denying the existence of a personal Deity, a future life, etc.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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In 1511, leaders in Mecca believed coffee stimulated radical thinking and outlawed the drink. In 1524, the leaders overturned that order, and people could drink coffee again.

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