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[skep-ti-kuh l] /ˈskɛp tɪ kəl/
Related forms
antisceptical, adjective
hypersceptical, adjective
hypersceptically, adverb
hyperscepticalness, noun
oversceptical, adjective
oversceptically, adverb
overscepticalness, noun
unsceptical, adjective
unsceptically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sceptical
  • We need to be a bit sceptical about some of the more fevered claims, of course.
  • The study does not compare their performance with a sceptical control group.
  • People might be sceptical for many reasons but you are not privy to their motives.
  • There are other reasons to be sceptical about investing in the paper and pulp business.
  • People sceptical to climate-science are in general not under any influence of oil-companies.
  • But more sceptical observers suspect a political motivation.
  • The fact that we're all still able to debate the matter leaves me sceptical that it was.
  • The public has a right to be sceptical of claims that are based on non scientific principles and methods.
  • Some civil engineers are sceptical about whether such instrumentation is warranted.
  • They have been told that sceptical questions will be welcomed.
British Dictionary definitions for sceptical


not convinced that something is true; doubtful
tending to mistrust people, ideas, etc, in general
of or relating to sceptics; sceptic
Derived Forms
sceptically, (archaic, US) skeptically, adverb
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