skeptic

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noun skep·tic \ˈskep-tik\

Definition of skeptic

  1. 1 :  an adherent or advocate of skepticism

  2. 2 :  a person disposed to skepticism especially regarding religion or religious principles

Examples of skeptic in a Sentence

  1. Skeptics have pointed out flaws in the researchers' methods.

  2. You can believe in ghosts if you like, but I'm still a skeptic.

  3. He is a skeptic and a cynic.

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Origin and Etymology of skeptic

Latin or Greek; Latin scepticus, from Greek skeptikos, from skeptikos thoughtful, from skeptesthai to look, consider — more at spy


SKEPTIC Defined for English Language Learners

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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

skeptic

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noun skep·tic \ˈskep-tik\

Definition of skeptic for Students

  1. :  a person who has or shows doubt about something



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