Free"think`er (?), n.
One who speculates or forms opinions independently of the authority of others; esp., in the sphere or religion, one who forms opinions independently of the authority of revelation or of the church; an unbeliever; -- a term assumed by deists and skeptics in the eighteenth century.
Atheist is an old-fashioned word: I'm a freethinker, child.
Syn. -- Infidel; skeptic; unbeliever. See Infidel.
© Webster 1913.