- Doubting ThomasA Doubting Thomas is someone who only believes what they see themselves, not what they are told.
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doubting Thomas — ► NOUN ▪ a person who refuses to believe something without proof. ORIGIN with biblical allusion to the apostle Thomas (Gospel of John, Chapter 20) … English terms dictionary
doubting Thomas — [n] skeptic disbeliever, doubter, questioner, unbeliever; concepts 361,423 … New thesaurus
doubting Thomas — n. [after the Apostle THOMAS1] a person who habitually doubts; chronic skeptic … English World dictionary
Doubting Thomas — For the industrial band, see Doubting Thomas (band). The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio A Doubting Thomas is someone who will refuse to believe something without direct, physical, personal evidence; a skeptic … Wikipedia
doubting Thomas — A Doubting Thomas is someone who only believes what they see themselves, not what they are told. (Dorking School Dictionary) *** A doubting Thomas is a person who will not believe something without proof, or without seeing it for… … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
doubting Thomas — UK [ˌdaʊtɪŋ ˈtɒməs] / US [ˌdaʊtɪŋ ˈtɑməs] noun [countable] Word forms doubting Thomas : singular doubting Thomas plural doubting Thomases someone who will not believe something unless they see definite proof • Etymology: In the Bible, the apostle … English dictionary
Doubting Thomas — [[t]da͟ʊtɪŋ tɒ̱məs[/t]] Doubting Thomases N COUNT If you describe someone as a Doubting Thomas, you mean they refuse to believe something until they see definite proof or evidence of it … English dictionary
Doubting Thomas — Normally used in third person reference of a sceptical person, but it occurs as a vocative in Like Any Other Man, by Patrick Boyle. A housekeeper says to a man who is in the room where she is working: ‘Doubting Thomas. Standing there surveying … A dictionary of epithets and terms of address
doubting Thomas — noun 1. the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes • Syn: ↑Thomas, ↑Saint Thomas, ↑St. Thomas, ↑Thomas the doubting Apostle • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Apostle, ↑saint 2 … Useful english dictionary
doubting Thomas — noun Etymology: Saint Thomas, apostle who doubted Jesus resurrection until he had proof of it (John 20:24 29) Date: 1883 an incredulous or habitually doubtful person … New Collegiate Dictionary