Examples of skeptical in a Sentence
She's highly skeptical of the researchers' claims.
He says he can win, but I remain skeptical.
When I said I'd finished my homework early, Mom looked skeptical.
Recent Examples of skeptical from the Web
Dearborn appeared to be skeptical of the meeting, according to sources, but he was involved in another event that’s drawn scrutiny from investigators.
Not so long ago moviegoers of any gender would have been skeptical of such a scene with a woman, but no one will have trouble believing Theron’s ferocity.
Richard Dawkins, the famously skeptical evolutionary biologist, was the last shoe to drop.
Investors remain skeptical that Ford can take on Silicon Valley stalwarts like Alphabet Inc., Apple Inc. and Tesla that are aiming to dominate the autonomous age.
Mr. Trump, who is deeply skeptical about sending more American troops to Afghanistan, has suggested that this could be one justification for the United States to stay engaged in the country.
Still, the horn itself has yet to be mentioned at all in the show, leaving fans skeptical that such a powerful object could make a sudden appearance.
Edwards has also wanted more oversight of charter schools and is very skeptical of vouchers.
Yet the public is skeptical, and most Americans are unaware of the size of CEO paychecks at large corporations.
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First Known Use of skeptical
Synonymsdisbelieving, distrustful, doubting, incredulous, mistrustful, negativistic, questioning, show-me, suspecting, suspicious, unbelieving
Antonymscredulous, gullible (also gullable), trustful, trusting, uncritical, unquestioning
Related Wordsparanoid (also paranoidal); critical, puzzled, quizzical; careful, cautious, guarded, gun-shy, leery (also leary), wary, watchful; cynical, experienced, knowing, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise; curious, inquiring, inquisitive, nosy (or nosey), snoopy; uncertain, unconvinced, undecided, undetermined, unsettled, unsure; hesitant
Near Antonymsgreen, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), simple, simpleminded, unknowing, unsophisticated, unworldly, wide-eyed; certain, confident, positive, sure; callow, inexperienced, raw; childlike, idealistic, impractical; beguiled, deceived, duped, gulled, tricked; careless, heedless, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwary
SKEPTICAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skeptical for English Language Learners
: having or expressing doubt about something (such as a claim or statement)
SKEPTICAL Defined for Kids
Definition of skeptical for Students
- He thinks he'll make money, but I'm skeptical.
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