Synonyms for agnosticism

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ag-nos-tuh-siz-uh m
Phonetic Transcription : ægˈnɒs təˌsɪz əm

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Définition of agnosticism

Origin :
  • 1870, from agnostic + -ism.
  • The agnostic does not simply say, "I do not know." He goes another step, and he says, with great emphasis, that you do not know. [Robert G. Ingersoll, "Reply to Dr. Lyman Abbott," 1890]
  • As in nihilism : noun refusal to believe
  • As in skepticism : noun doubt
  • As in doubt : noun lack of faith, conviction; questioning
  • As in heresy : noun unorthodox opinion, especially in religious matters
Example sentences :
  • But whether it be faith or agnosticism, it must be nothing external to me.
  • Extract from : « De Profundis » by Oscar Wilde
  • Sensibility had overcome his agnosticism, and he had forgotten that it was possible to doubt.
  • Extract from : « Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885 » by Various
  • Will agnosticism let you be absolutely sure his statements are true?
  • Extract from : « Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885 » by Various
  • He said that Agnosticism and all that kind of thing was bad form.
  • Extract from : « The Dop Doctor » by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • The alternatives of the intellectual life are Christianity or Agnosticism.
  • Extract from : « Natural Law in the Spiritual World » by Henry Drummond
  • Agnosticism is but a cautious idealism—a timid phenomenalism.
  • Extract from : « Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge » by Alexander Philip
  • The primary difficulty in dealing with Agnosticism is its elusive character.
  • Extract from : « Theism or Atheism » by Chapman Cohen
  • Agnosticism, he says, is a method the essence of which may be expressed in a single principle.
  • Extract from : « Theism or Atheism » by Chapman Cohen
  • My agnosticism was bitter in those days, bitter and polemic.
  • Extract from : « A Tramp's Notebook » by Morley Roberts
  • Did Shakspere, then, derive this agnosticism from Montaigne?
  • Extract from : « Montaigne and Shakspere » by John M. Robertson

Antonyms for agnosticism

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