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skeptic

noun skep·tic \ˈskep-tik\

: a person who questions or doubts something (such as a claim or statement) : a person who often questions or doubts things

Full Definition of SKEPTIC

1
:  an adherent or advocate of skepticism
2
:  a person disposed to skepticism especially regarding religion or religious principles
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Examples of SKEPTIC

  1. Skeptics have pointed out flaws in the researchers' methods.
  2. You can believe in ghosts if you like, but I'm still a skeptic.
  3. He is a skeptic and a cynic.

Origin of SKEPTIC

Latin or Greek; Latin scepticus, from Greek skeptikos, from skeptikos thoughtful, from skeptesthai to look, consider — more at spy
First Known Use: 1587

Other Philosophy Terms

dialectic, dualism, epistemology, existentialism, metaphysics, ontology, sequitur, solipsism, transcendentalism

Rhymes with SKEPTIC

SKEPTIC Defined for Kids

skeptic

noun skep·tic \ˈskep-tik\

Definition of SKEPTIC for Kids

:  a person who has or shows doubt about something

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