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skepticism

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of skepticism

  1. a feeling or attitude that one does not know the truth, truthfulness, or trustworthiness of someone or something <our alibi was met with skepticism at first, but we gradually convinced them of the truth> Synonyms distrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrust, mistrustfulness, query, reservation, doubt, suspicion, uncertaintyRelated Words disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, paranoia, wariness; compunction, niggle [chiefly British], qualm, scruple, tremorNear Antonyms credence, faithAntonyms assurance, belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, sureness, surety, trust





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