adjective skep·ti·cal \-ti-kəl\

: having or expressing doubt about something (such as a claim or statement)

Full Definition of SKEPTICAL

:  relating to, characteristic of, or marked by skepticism <a skeptical listener>
skep·ti·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of SKEPTICAL

  1. She's highly skeptical of the researchers' claims.
  2. He says he can win, but I remain skeptical.
  3. When I said I'd finished my homework early, Mom looked skeptical.

First Known Use of SKEPTICAL


Other Philosophy Terms

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


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