Meaning of “agnostic” in the English Dictionary

"agnostic" in British English

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agnosticnoun [ C ]

uk /æɡˈnɒs.tɪk/ us /æɡˈnɑː.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.
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agnosticadjective

uk /æɡˈnɒs.tɪk/ us /æɡˈnɑː.stɪk/

agnostic adjective (BELIEF)

having the beliefs of an agnostic

agnosticism
noun [ U ] uk /æɡˈnɒs.tɪ.sɪ.zəm/ us /æɡˈnɑː.stə.sɪ.zəm/

(Definition of “agnostic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"agnostic" in American English

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agnosticnoun [ C ]

us /æɡˈnɑs·tɪk/

someone who believes that it is impossible to know whether or not God exists

(Definition of “agnostic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)