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skeptical

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
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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

1639

Other Philosophy Terms

dialectic, dualism, epistemology, existentialism, metaphysics, ontology, sequitur, solipsism, transcendentalism
SKEPTICALLY Defined for Kids

skeptical

adjective skep·ti·cal \ˈskep-ti-kəl\

Definition of SKEPTICAL for Kids

:  having or showing doubt <He thinks he'll make money, but I'm skeptical.>

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