Definition of doubting Thomas noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


doubting Thomas

BrE BrE//ˌdaʊtɪŋ ˈtɒməs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdaʊtɪŋ ˈtɑːməs//
[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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