doubting Thomas

doubting Thomas
UK [ˌdaʊtɪŋ ˈtɒməs] / US [ˌdaʊtɪŋ ˈtɑməs] noun [countable]
Word forms "doubting Thomas":
singular doubting Thomas plural doubting Thomases
someone who will not believe something unless they see definite proof

In the Bible, the apostle Thomas did not believe that Jesus Christ had risen from the dead until he saw his wounds.

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