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ˈskɛp tɪ kəlskep·ti·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disbelieving, skeptical, sceptical, unbelievingadjective

    denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion

    "a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles"

  2. doubting, questioning, skeptical, scepticaladjective

    marked by or given to doubt

    "a skeptical attitude"; "a skeptical listener"


  1. skepticaladjective

    Having, or expressing doubt; questioning.

  2. skepticaladjective

    Of or relating to skepticism or the skeptics.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skepticaladjective

    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. Skepticaladjective

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

    Etymology: [Written also sceptic, sceptical.]

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  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. Jeff Tjornehoj:

    Their lower duration and more attractive yields will help loan funds outperform investment grade debt funds over the next two quarters, though I'm skeptical they'll see positive returns each step of the way.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Where I have been before now and where I am presently is/will be nothing to be compared to where God is gradually taking me to. Guess what? I'm not skeptical about that. For, I'm a potential success. Oh! Yes, I have what it takes to emerge a success story and I will surely/eventually become a big time success story.

  3. Clark Hoyt:

    He earned the trust and respect of those he was covering but never lost his ear for false notes, as shown by his contributions to Knight Ridder’s skeptical reporting on the run up to the Iraq war.

  4. Bergman Evans:

    The civilized man has a moral obligation to be skeptical, to demand the credentials of all statements that claim to be facts

  5. Donald G. Smith:

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

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