scepticism

[skep-tuh-siz-uhm]
noun

antiscepticism, noun
overscepticism, noun
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sceptic or skeptic (ˈskɛptɪk)
 
n
1.  a person who habitually doubts the authenticity of accepted beliefs
2.  a person who mistrusts people, ideas, etc, in general
3.  a person who doubts the truth of religion, esp Christianity
 
adj
4.  of or relating to sceptics; sceptical
 
[C16: from Latin scepticus, from Greek skeptikos one who reflects upon, from skeptesthai to consider]
 
skeptic or skeptic
 
n
 
adj
 
[C16: from Latin scepticus, from Greek skeptikos one who reflects upon, from skeptesthai to consider]
 
'scepticism or skeptic
 
n
 
'skepticism or skeptic
 
n

Sceptic or Skeptic (ˈskɛptɪk)
 
n
1.  a member of one of the ancient Greek schools of philosophy, esp that of Pyrrho, who believed that real knowledge of things is impossible
 
adj
2.  of or relating to the Sceptics
 
Skeptic or Skeptic
 
n
 
adj
 
'Scepticism or Skeptic
 
n
 
'Skepticism or Skeptic
 
n

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Example sentences
In science scepticism is good and acceptable, to a degree that might vary with
  the topic.
In spite of scepticism, that first conference reached an unexpected measure of
  success.
Illusion is not aided, either, by a progressive change of mood from playful
  scepticism to morbid solemnity.
So many deductions about how old objects are and how old the the universe are
  in conflict to motivate some scepticism.
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