skeptical

[skep-ti-kuhl]
adjective
1.
inclined to skepticism; having doubt: a skeptical young woman.
2.
showing doubt: a skeptical smile.
3.
denying or questioning the tenets of a religion: a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles.
4.
(initial capital letter) of or pertaining to Skeptics or Skepticism.
Also, sceptical.


Origin:
1630–40; skeptic + -al1

skeptically, adverb
skepticalness, noun
antiskeptical, adjective
nonskeptical, adjective
overskeptical, adjective
overskeptically, adverb
overskepticalness, noun
unskeptical, adjective
unskeptically, adverb


1. skeptic. See doubtful. 3. unbelieving.
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sceptical or skeptical (ˈskɛptɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  not convinced that something is true; doubtful
2.  tending to mistrust people, ideas, etc, in general
3.  of or relating to sceptics; sceptic
 
skeptical or skeptical
 
adj
 
sceptically or skeptical
 
adv
 
skeptically or skeptical
 
adv

skeptic (ˈskɛptɪk)
 
n, —adj
an archaic, and the usual US, spelling of sceptic
 
'skeptical
 
adj
 
'skeptically
 
adv
 
'skepticalness
 
n
 
'skepticism
 
n

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skeptical
from skeptic.
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Example sentences
Other researchers say the finding appears to be solid, although some are
  skeptical of its significance.
The townspeople are skeptical at first but soon bring small offerings: a head
  of cabbage, a bunch of carrots, a bit of beef.
Other scientists are skeptical of even that claim, if not openly dismissive of
  it.
But he is skeptical about the newer studies, which are yet to be confirmed by
  other labs.
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