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
But many in the community are skeptical of the idea of using taxpayer money on a soccer stadium, especially with a lingering hangover from the county's previous stadium deals with the Bengals and the Reds.
Some researchers remain skeptical that the new, less invasive ways of delivering AAV9 will reach enough brain cells.
Fangio seemed skeptical that McPhee could contribute much on Sunday.
But others are skeptical, given the recent findings of a yearlong review of the cabinet's child protection system conducted for the legislature's Program Review and Investigation's Committee.
And the more ugly info that came out (Fusion, Democratic clients, intelligence-for-hire) the more former Obama officials seemed skeptical of it.
My parents, initially very skeptical about Columbia and all of its seemingly restrictive residential covenants, ended up moving to Columbia in the early 1980s to the Village of Phelps Luck.
Those who reached out to me walked into the conversation still skeptical.
Senator Elizabeth Warren was perhaps the most skeptical of the lawmakers, pressing Mattis on how the new strategy involving as many as 15,000 U.S. troops would make a difference that 100,000 couldn’t.
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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
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