Definitions for skepticalˈskɛp tɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

skep•ti•cal*ˈskɛp tɪ kəl(adj.)

or scep•ti•cal

  1. inclined to skepticism; having doubt.

  2. showing doubt:

    a skeptical smile.

  3. denying or questioning religion or the tenets of a religion.

  4. (cap.) of or pertaining to Skeptics or Skepticism.

    Category: Philosphy

* Syn: See doubtful.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disbelieving, skeptical, sceptical, unbelieving(adj)

    denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion

    "a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles"

  2. doubting, questioning, skeptical, sceptical(adj)

    marked by or given to doubt

    "a skeptical attitude"; "a skeptical listener"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. skeptical(adjective)ˈskɛp tɪ kəl

    feeling strong doubts or disbelief

    I was skeptical about their plan.


  1. skeptical(Adjective)

    Having, or expressing doubt; questioning.

  2. skeptical(Adjective)

    Of or relating to skepticism or the skeptics.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skeptical(adj)

    of or pertaining to a sceptic or skepticism; characterized by skepticism; hesitating to admit the certainly of doctrines or principles; doubting of everything

  2. Skeptical(adj)

    doubting or denying the truth of revelation, or the sacred Scriptures


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