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skepsis

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noun skep·sis \ˈskep-səs\

Definition of skepsis

  1. :  philosophic doubt as to the objective reality of phenomena; broadly :  a skeptical outlook or attitude



Origin of skepsis

New Latin, from Greek skepsis examination, doubt, skeptical philosophy, from skeptesthai


First Known Use: circa 1864

Rhymes with skepsis


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