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Noun: doubting Thomas
  1. Someone who demands physical evidence in order to be convinced (especially when this demand is out of place)
     
  2. The Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
    - Thomas, Saint Thomas, St. Thomas, Thomas the doubting Apostle

Derived forms: doubting Thomases

Type of: Apostle, doubter, saint, sceptic [Brit, Cdn], skeptic [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Doubting Thomas