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 uncertainb : the method of suspended judgment, systematic doubt, or criticism characteristic of skeptics
3 : doubt concerning basic religious principles (as immortality, providence, and revelation)
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She regarded the researcher's claims with skepticism.
It's good to maintain a healthy skepticism about fad diets.
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SKEPTICISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skepticism for English Language Learners
: an attitude of doubting the truth of something (such as a claim or statement)
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