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skeptical

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adjective skep·ti·cal \-ti-kəl\

Simple Definition of skeptical

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

Full Definition of skeptical

  1. :  relating to, characteristic of, or marked by skepticism <a skeptical listener>

skep·ti·cal·ly play \-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.



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First Known Use of skeptical

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