Essential Meaning of skepticism
: an attitude of doubting the truth of something (such as a claim or statement) She regarded the researcher's claims with skepticism. It's good to maintain a healthy skepticism about fad diets.
Full Definition of skepticism
1 : an attitude of doubt or a disposition to incredulity either in general or toward a particular object
2a : the doctrine that true knowledge or knowledge in a particular area is uncertain
b : the method of suspended judgment, systematic doubt, or criticism characteristic of skeptics
3 : doubt concerning basic religious principles (such as immortality, providence, and revelation)
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
“In Vino Veritas” and Other Latin Phrases to Live By
Top 10 Latin Phrases
Is It 'Home In' or 'Hone In'?
Both are used, but home in does a better job of...
Merriam-Webster's Words of the Week - Jan. 21
From the week ending 1/21/2022
On Synecdoche and Metonymy
When you are left to your own rhetorical devices.
Ask the Editors