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The Thinker, Rodin

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English thinkere, equivalent to think +‎ -er. Compare West Frisian tinker (thinker), Dutch denker (thinker), German Denker (thinker), Danish tænker (thinker), Swedish tänkare (thinker).

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thinker (plural thinkers)

  1. One who spends time thinking, contemplating or meditating.
  2. An intellectual, such as a philosopher or theologian.

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  • Adjectives often applied to "thinker": creative, deep, critical, great, strategic, original, political, clear, social, brilliant, logical, liberal, conservative, influential, lateral, radical, religious, profound, abstract.

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