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
But when the conference was from the first regarded skeptically by the market, and when foreign exchange, which is much more.
The legislators need to look skeptically at the contractors' job claims.
The nation has always treated age discrimination skeptically.
Wilder skeptically probed and exposed human weakness, particularly venality and greed.
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