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Meaning of "doubting Thomas" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DOUBTING THOMAS

After Thomas (the apostle), who did not believe that Jesus had been resurrected until he had proof.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DOUBTING THOMAS

doubting Thomas play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DOUBTING THOMAS

noun
adjective
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Doubting Thomas is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DOUBTING THOMAS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

doubting Thomas

Doubting Thomas

A doubting Thomas is a skeptic who refuses to believe without direct personal experience—a reference to the Apostle Thomas, who refused to believe that the resurrected Jesus had appeared to the ten other apostles, until he could see and feel the wounds received by Jesus on the cross. In art, the episode has been frequently depicted since at least the 5th century, with its depiction reflecting a range of theological interpretations.

Definition of doubting Thomas in the English dictionary

The definition of doubting Thomas in the dictionary is a person who insists on proof before he will believe anything; sceptic.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DOUBTING THOMAS

doublespeaker
doublet
doublethink
doubleton
doubletree
doubling
doubloon
doublure
doubly
Doubs
doubt
doubtable
doubter
doubtful
doubtfully
doubtfulness
doubtingly
doubtless
doubtlessly
doubtlessness

WORDS THAT END LIKE DOUBTING THOMAS

Bahamas
camas
Christmas
Dumas
Father Christmas
Habermas
Hallowmas
Hamas
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John Thomas
Las Palmas
mas
pajamas
Palmas
pyjamas
Saint Thomas
the Bahamas
Thomas
white Christmas
Xmas

Synonyms and antonyms of doubting Thomas in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «doubting Thomas» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DOUBTING THOMAS

Find out the translation of doubting Thomas to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of doubting Thomas from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «doubting Thomas» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

怀疑托马斯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

incrédulo Tomás
570 millions of speakers

English

doubting Thomas
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शक थॉमस
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

توماس الشك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Фома
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

duvidando Thomas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

থমাস সন্দেহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Thomas incrédule,
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Meragui Thomas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ungläubigen Thomas
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

疑いトーマス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의심 토마스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngrasa Thomas
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Thomas nghi ngờ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தாமஸ் சந்தேகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थॉमसबद्दल संशय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Şüphe Thomas
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Tommaso incredulo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niewierny Tomasz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Фома
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Toma necredinciosul
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

αμφιβολία Thomas
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

twyfel Thomas
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

tvivlande Thomas
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

tvile Thomas
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of doubting Thomas

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DOUBTING THOMAS»

The term «doubting Thomas» is quite widely used and occupies the 52.150 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DOUBTING THOMAS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about doubting Thomas

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DOUBTING THOMAS»

Discover the use of doubting Thomas in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to doubting Thomas and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Doubting Thomas
"Doubting Thomas" begins with a close reading of chapter 20 of the Gospel of John, set against the conclusions of the other Gospels, and ends with a detailed analysis of the painting of this subject by Caravaggio, setting it within the ...
Glenn W MOST, Glenn W Most, 2009
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Doubting Thomas
The truth is . . . Thomas has an embarrassing secret. Is it a rare and special gift or the worst thing that could happen to a boy? A story about best friends, surprising adventures and itchy nipples.
Morris Gleitzman, 2006
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Doubting Thomas: From Disciple to Apostle
Doubting Thomas: Disciple and Apostle tells the story of the three days between Christ's crucifixion and resurrection from the perspective of the disciple Thomas.
Thomas K. Sharrino, 2011
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Letters to Doubting Thomas : A Case for the Existence of ...
Here then is a highly accessible account of the major arguments for and against the existence of God, capturing some of the best new insights of modern philosophy in a marvelously clear and engaging format.
C. Stephen Layman Professor of Philosophy Seattle Pacific University, 2006
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Doubting Thomas
In a time of change in the Catholic church, a priest in a crisis of faith discovers in a young boy a living relic, a mystic, a saint.
Kat Ricker, John C. Ricker, Tom Sumner, 2010
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Doubting Thomas...Doubting America
Eloquent and compelling, this book will take you on a journey with candor, humor, humility, and joy.
Thomas Bayuk, 2008
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Doubting Thomas: A Novel about Caravaggio
Doubting Thomas is a book about ideas and about a period in time that witnessed the coming of enlightenment and dramatic changes in thinking.
Atle Naess, 2013
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Caused to Believe: The Doubting Thomas Story at the Climax ...
This book is a literary analysis of the doubting Thomas story s role as John s gospel s climax.
William Bonney, 2002
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Doubting Thomas
Retells in verse the story of "doubting" Thomas.
Yvonne Patterson, 1981
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The Picture in Question: Mark Tansey and the Ends of ...
In a 1986 painting entitled Doubting Thomas, he pictures a man kneeling beside his car, sticking his hand into a fault that has opened in the middle of the highway , while a statuesque woman waits in the car with her hand provocatively ...
Mark C. Taylor, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DOUBTING THOMAS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term doubting Thomas is used in the context of the following news items.
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Faith of Our Fathers: Believer and Doubting Thomas Bond En Route …
LOOK AT THIS PICTURE OF OUR DADS IN VIETNAM: One of the two sons, whose fathers were close buddies during the Vietnam war, holds ... «Town Topics, Jul 15»
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Truro Cathedral bids farewell to Canon Perran Gay
During his sermon on Sunday, based on the Gospel story of doubting Thomas, Canon Perran talked about the importance of having doubts ... «This is The West Country, Jul 15»
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DeLauro: Keep Jefferson name for fundraiser
Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., is not a doubting Thomas — not when it comes to Thomas Jefferson. In a wide-ranging interview in her New Haven ... «Greenwich Time, Jul 15»
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Ego Likeness 'When The Wolves Return' Album Stream
... The Prophecy, where the Devil confirms an impending war between the angels for the character Thomas (in an allusion to Doubting Thomas, ... «Bloody Disgusting, Jul 15»
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Cache County Fair defends decision to feature elephants amid …
"I'm one of those 'Doubting Thomas' types," she said. "But if the elephants are really presented properly, and the trainers present the issues that ... «The Herald Journal, Jul 15»
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Did St. Thomas Found a Church in India?
BBC broadcast a film called “Doubting Thomas” with Willima Dalrymple. It is the third of a series called Indian Journeys. You can see it below. «Patheos, Jul 15»
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Gunnell prepares to serve in Kentucky
In April of this year, Gunnell played the character “Doubting Thomas” in the play Savior Of The World, which was performed at the Elko ... «Elko Daily Free Press, Jul 15»
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Baby steps and big strides: how Collingwood's Jarrod Witts proved …
Now 22, he's played 33 more games than that Doubting Thomas of a teammate thought possible. Twenty of them came last season in a stretch ... «The Age, Jul 15»
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New Chery Tiggo proves reliability
Well, this doubting Thomas was very pleasantly surprised and impressed by the time I reached the final stop in White River. The new Chery ... «The Citizen, Jul 15»
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'I was nearly Padraig Pearse'
In my imagination they were gods: Padraig Pearse and his 13 disciples, without a single doubting Thomas or Judas among them. My mother ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»

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