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. Tulsi Gabbard:

    So, yes, I'm skeptical.

  2. Tero Kuittinen:

    Most people are super skeptical.

  3. Micah Hauptman:

    We're skeptical of( SIFMA's) motivation.

  4. Steve Israel:

    I was skeptical before. I remain skeptical.

  5. Sameer Patil:

    India is very skeptical about this entire thing.

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