Definition of skeptic
1 : an adherent or advocate of skepticism
2 : a person disposed to skepticism especially regarding religion or religious principles
Examples of skeptic in a Sentence
Skeptics have pointed out flaws in the researchers' methods.
You can believe in ghosts if you like, but I'm still a skeptic.
He is a skeptic and a cynic.
Recent Examples of skeptic from the Web
Skeptics were quick to point out that in 2007 more than a thousand US mayors signed a pledge to meet the emissions cuts mandated under the Kyoto Protocol, but virtually all of them missed the targets.
There likely are still skeptics who point to all the plans of the past, and their limited or lack of success.
Some skeptics say blockchain will never be adopted broadly or pose a threat to traditional banks, while others point to the volatility of bitcoin, the digital currency based on the technology.
Dancehall has been going strong since June 1997 at the Casba, where a white DJ from the heart of the Midwest has won over countless skeptics who come to dance to Caribbean sounds.
Dr. Charles Nemeroff, chair of psychiatry at the University of Miami and the person pegged by the APA to lead the group that wrote the JAMA Psychiatry advisory, is also a skeptic.
Instead, the skeptics add, the verification checks pose logistical hassles, require greater resources and save little money upfront.
To SoccerCity skeptics, that’s the sort of point that matters more than the relative appeal of two very different pro sports.
To openly concede that the climate scientists are correct, and the skeptics wrong, is to commit an act of treason against the movement.
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SKEPTIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skeptic for English Language Learners
: a person who questions or doubts something (such as a claim or statement) : a person who often questions or doubts things
SKEPTIC Defined for Kids
Definition of skeptic for Students
: a person who has or shows doubt about something
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