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 in a sentence
Skeptics have pointed out flaws in the researchers' methods.
You can believe in ghosts if you like, but I'm still a skeptic.
He is a skeptic and a cynic.
Origin and Etymology 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
SKEPTIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skeptic for English Language Learners
: a person who questions or doubts something (such as a claim or statement) : a person who often questions or doubts things
SKEPTIC Defined for Kids
Definition of skeptic for Students
: a person who has or shows doubt about something
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