What does skeptical mean?

Definitions for skepticalˈskɛp tɪ kəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word skeptical.

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"


  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

  3. Origin: [Written also sceptic, sceptical.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skeptical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skeptical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Israel:

    I was skeptical before. I remain skeptical.

  2. Gregory Sancoff:

    The Navy is pretty skeptical of what we've been working on but they're starting to take us more seriously.

  3. Donald G. Smith:

    The people who teach us that it is wrong to be skeptical are themselves the reasons that we should be skeptical.

  4. Carl Sagan:

    Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense.

  5. Chilson Foy:

    I kind of feel proud about that, i think anybody who was skeptical about it, any colleagues, they were just being skeptical scientists, as they should have been. They wanted to see more evidence.

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