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agnostic

noun [C]     /æɡˈnɒs.tɪk/ US  /-ˈnɑː.stɪk/
someone who does not know, or believes that it is impossible to know, if a god exists: Although he was raised a Catholic, he was an agnostic for most of his adult life. → Compare atheistBelievers and non-believersSupporters, members and defenders
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