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ˈskɛp tɪkskep·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skeptic, sceptic, doubternoun

    someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs

Wiktionary

  1. skepticnoun

    Someone who habitually doubts beliefs and claims presented as accepted by others, requiring strong evidence before accepting any belief or claim.

  2. skepticnoun

    Someone undecided as to what is true.

  3. skepticnoun

    A type of agnostic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skepticnoun

    one who is yet undecided as to what is true; one who is looking or inquiring for what is true; an inquirer after facts or reasons

  2. Skepticnoun

    a doubter as to whether any fact or truth can be certainly known; a universal doubter; a Pyrrhonist; hence, in modern usage, occasionally, a person who questions whether any truth or fact can be established on philosophical grounds; sometimes, a critical inquirer, in opposition to a dogmatist

  3. Skepticnoun

    a person who doubts the existence and perfections of God, or the truth of revelation; one who disbelieves the divine origin of the Christian religion

  4. Skepticadjective

    alt. of Skeptical

Freebase

  1. Skeptic

    Skeptic is a quarterly science education and science advocacy magazine published internationally by The Skeptics Society, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting scientific skepticism and resisting the spread of pseudoscience, superstition, and irrational beliefs. Founded by Michael Shermer, founder of the Skeptics Society, the magazine was first published in the spring of 1992 and is published through Millennium Press. Shermer remains the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine and the magazine’s Co-publisher and Art Director is Pat Linse. Other noteworthy members of its editorial board include Oxford University evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist Jared Diamond, magician and escape artist-turned educator James “The Amazing” Randi, and actor, comedian, and Saturday Night Live alumna Julia Sweeney. Skeptic has an international circulation with over 50,000 subscriptions and is on major newsstands in the U.S. and Canada as well as Europe, Australia, and other countries.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skeptic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skeptic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of skeptic in a Sentence

  1. Peter James, Ghosts of the Queen Mary:

    The true skeptic will never believe you no matter how much proof you offer him. The true believer does not need it.

  2. Thomas Huxley:

    I am too much of a skeptic to deny the possibility of anything.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than saying a drunken man is happier than a sober man.

  4. Walt Whitman:

    My final merit I refuse you, I refuse putting from me what I really am, Encompass worlds but never try to encompass me, I crowd your sleekest and best by simply looking toward you. Writing and talk do not prove me, I carry the plenum of proof in my face, With the hush of my lips I wholly confound the skeptic.

  5. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    A skeptic can be evaluated through their approach when they doubt an issue; at one end of the spectrum resides the person who always seeks the truth and enjoys investigative research; at the other end, is the naysayer and contrarian, always poised for an argumentative debate.

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