Examples of skepticism in a Sentence
She regarded the researcher's claims with skepticism.
It's good to maintain a healthy skepticism about fad diets.
Recent Examples of skepticism from the Web
Aside from the bridge's publicly unknown design, Guidry and Gallagher peppered Berni with questions and skepticism over the $7.4 million allocated for the bridge.
Though its repeal has been central to Republican tax philosophy for years, some GOP senators, including Susan Collins of Maine, have expressed skepticism about ending the tax, which brought in $18 billion last year.
Despite our skepticism, the company went on to raise another $12 million in a 2016 Series A round – thought that’s still nothing compared to the more than $118 million in bad bets placed on Juicero by the finest minds in venture capital.
That flexibility, however, has met with skepticism among local officials.
And then there’s Susan Collins, who is leaning towards voting for the resolution, but has expressed skepticism about the tax plan, itself.
Councilwoman LaVetta Sparks-Wade, D-6th, who previously has expressed skepticism that Gary could put together a credible bid for the project, on Tuesday tried to be more optimistic.
But the real head-scratcher is why no one, until the Washington Post article, expressed skepticism about how Turkey suddenly became our top supplier of both organic corn and soybeans.
Anything that threatens the primacy of that role is often treated with disdain and skepticism.
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First Known Use of skepticism
Synonymsdistrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrust, mistrustfulness, query, reservation, doubt, suspicion, uncertainty
Antonymsassurance, belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, sureness, surety, trust
Related Wordsdisbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, paranoia, wariness; compunction, niggle [chiefly British], qualm, scruple, tremor
Near Antonymscredence, faith
Synonym Discussion of skepticism
- assumed the role of manager without hesitation or uncertainty
- plagued by doubts as to what to do
- felt some dubiety about its practicality
- an economic forecast greeted with skepticism
- regarded the stranger with suspicion
- had a great mistrust of doctors
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