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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

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

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