What does Skeptical mean?

Definitions for Skeptical
ˈskɛp tɪ kəlSkep·ti·cal

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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"


  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

    Etymology: [Written also sceptic, sceptical.]

  2. Skeptical(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Written also sceptic, sceptical.]

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How to say Skeptical in sign language?

  1. skeptical


  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

Examples of Skeptical in a Sentence

  1. Steve Israel:

    I was skeptical before. I remain skeptical.

  2. Eduardo Pealver:

    One of the things that was said about him repeatedly was that he was a judges judge, especially in a day and age when both parties jockey -- certainly more on the right -- to nominate judges who they see as transforming the law and embracing fairly strong ideological positions. JusticeStevenswas the opposite of that, someone who was very skeptical of that style of judging.

  3. Sharlto Copley:

    I wasn’t skeptical at all about that, that was one of the things that made me interested in doing the show, i’m always interested in pushing the boundaries of things.

  4. Gregory Sancoff:

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

  5. Jon Stewart:

    We've all been through this too many times to not be skeptical, when it happens then we'll believe it, but trust me its not going to be a celebration, it's just going to be a sigh.

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