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Definition of doubting Thomas noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


doubting Thomas

NAmE//ˌdaʊt̮ɪŋ ˈtɑməs//
[singular] (old-fashioned)
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a person who is unlikely to believe something until they see proof of it From St. Thomas in the Bible, who did not believe that Jesus Christ had risen from the dead until he saw and touched his wounds.
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