cum grano salis

Latin phrase
cum gra·​no sa·​lis | \ ku̇m-ˌgrä-nō-ˈsä-lis How to pronounce cum grano salis (audio) \

Definition of cum grano salis

: with a grain of salt : with skepticism

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“Cum grano salis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cum%20grano%20salis. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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