Meaning of AGNOSTICISM in English

agˈnästəˌsizəm, ə̇g- noun

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a. : the doctrine that the existence or nature of any ultimate reality is unknown and probably unknowable or that any knowledge about matters of ultimate concern is impossible or improbable ; specifically : the doctrine that God or any first cause is unknown and probably unknowable

b. : a doctrine affirming that the existence of a god is possible but denying that there are any sufficient reasons for holding either that he does or does not exist — compare atheism , skepticism

2. : skepticism 1b

3. : an agnostic attitude or disposition

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