Definitions for agnosticægˈnɒs tɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ag•nos•tic*ægˈnɒs tɪk(n.)

  1. a person who holds that the existence of the ultimate cause, as a god or God, and the essential nature of things are unknown and unknowable.

    Category: Religion, Philosphy

  2. (adj.)of or pertaining to agnostics or agnosticism.

    Category: Philosphy

* Syn: See atheist.

Origin of agnostic:

1869; < Gk ágnōst(os), var. of ágnōtos not known (a-a -6+gnōtós known, v. adj. of gignṓskein to know ) + -ic , after gnostic


Princeton's WordNet

  1. agnostic, doubter(noun)

    someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something

  2. agnostic(adj)

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

  3. agnostic(adj)

    of or pertaining to an agnostic or agnosticism

  4. agnostic, agnostical(adj)

    uncertain of all claims to knowledge


  1. agnostic(Noun)

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

  2. agnostic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to agnosticism or its adherents.

  3. agnostic(Adjective)

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

    She left the church when she became agnostic.

  4. agnostic(Adjective)

    A software component (or other entity) that is unaware or noncommittal regarding the specific nature of the components with which it interacts; polymorphic; modular; pluggable

    The socket communications layer is agnostic with regard to its underlying transport mechanism -- it is u201Ctransport-agnosticu201D.

  5. agnostic(Adjective)

    Having no firmly held opinions on an issue or matter of uncertainty.

  6. Origin: First attested in 1870; coined by Thomas Huxley. Either from ἄγνωστος or from a- + Gnostic. Deriving (either way) from ἀ- + γιγνώσκω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agnostic(adj)

    professing ignorance; involving no dogmatic; pertaining to or involving agnosticism

  2. Agnostic(noun)

    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

Anagrams of agnostic

  1. scoating

  2. coatings

  3. cotingas

  4. coasting


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