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scep·tic

 (skĕp′tĭk)
n.
Variant of skeptic.

scep′ti·cal adj.

Sceptic

(ˈskɛptɪk) or

Skeptic

n
(Philosophy) 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
of or relating to the Sceptics
ˈScepticism, ˈSkepticism n

Sceptic

(ˈskɛptɪk) or

Skeptic

n
(Philosophy) 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
of or relating to the Sceptics
ˈScepticism, ˈSkepticism n

skep•tic

or scep•tic

(ˈskɛp tɪk)

n.
1. a person who questions the validity, authenticity, or truth of something purporting to be factual, esp. religion or religious tenets.
2. a person who maintains a doubting attitude, as toward values, plans, or the character of others.
3. (cap.)
a. a member of a philosophical school of ancient Greece which maintained that real knowledge of things is impossible.
b. any later thinker who doubts or questions the possibility of real knowledge of any kind.
adj.
5. (cap.) pertaining to the Skeptics.
[1565–75; < Late Latin scepticus thoughtful, inquiring (in pl. Scepticī the Skeptics) < Greek skeptikós, derivative of -skept(os), v. adj. of sképtesthai to consider, examine]

sceptic

sceptical
1. 'sceptic'

Sceptic is a noun. A sceptic is someone who has doubts about things that other people believe.

The sceptic may argue that there are no grounds for such optimism.
He will need to polish his arguments if he is to convince the sceptics.
2. 'sceptical'

Sceptical is an adjective. If you are sceptical about something, you have doubts about it.

Robert's father was sceptical about hypnotism.
At first Meyer had been sceptical.

The usual American spellings of 'sceptic' and 'sceptical' are skeptic and skeptical.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sceptic - someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefssceptic - someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
doubting Thomas - someone who demands physical evidence in order to be convinced (especially when this demand is out of place)
pessimist - a person who expects the worst

sceptic

noun
1. doubter, cynic, scoffer, questioner, disbeliever, Pyrrhonist He was a born sceptic.
2. agnostic, doubter, unbeliever, doubting Thomas a lifelong religious sceptic
Quotations
"I am too much of a sceptic to deny the possibility of anything" [T.H. Huxley]

skeptic

also sceptic
noun
One who habitually or instinctively doubts or questions:
Translations
مُتَشَكِّك
skeptik
skeptiker
kételkedõ
efasemdarmaîur
skepticizmasskeptikasskeptiškai
skeptiķis
sceptyczkasceptyk
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kuşkucu kişi

sceptic

skeptic (US) [ˈskeptɪk] Nescéptico/a m/f

sceptic

[ˈskɛptɪk] (British) skeptic (US) nsceptique mf

sceptic

, (US) skeptic
nSkeptiker(in) m(f)

sceptic

skeptic (Am) [ˈskɛptɪk] nscettico/a

sceptic

(American also skeptic) (ˈskeptik) noun
a person who is unwilling to believe. Most people now accept this theory, but there are a few sceptics.
ˈsceptical adjective
(often with about) unwilling to believe. They say apples clean your teeth, but I'm sceptical about that myself.
ˈsceptically adverb
ˈscepticism (ˈ-sizəm) noun
a doubting or questioning attitude. I regard his theories with scepticism.
References in classic literature ?
Though some skeptics smiled when told of Berg's merits, it could not be denied that he was a painstaking and brave officer, on excellent terms with his superiors, and a moral young man with a brilliant career before him and an assured position in society.
Johnson was one of the skeptics who vigorously denounced Macpherson as a shameless impostor.
Of course, it would have been best, all round, for Merlin to waive etiquette and quit and call it half a day, since he would never be able to start that water, for he was a true magician of the time; which is to say, the big miracles, the ones that gave him his repu- tation, always had the luck to be performed when nobody but Merlin was present; he couldn't start this well with all this crowd around to see; a crowd was as bad for a magician's miracle in that day as it was for a spiritualist's miracle in mine; there was sure to be some skeptic on hand to turn up the gas at the crucial moment and spoil everything.
The cardinal would reply, with the sarcastic calmness of the skeptic, strong at once by power and genius, "You should not have allowed yourself to be taken.
I cannot pretend to recount all that he told me, but I gleaned from what he said that he was the genius who presided over the contretemps of mankind, and whose business it was to bring about the odd accidents which are continually astonishing the skeptic.
But as for saints and relics and things, I fear I'm a bit of a Voltairian; what you would call a skeptic.
But here the skeptic had the temptation of showing up a much more tremendous sham nearer home.
The sufficient reply to the skeptic who doubts the power and the furniture of man, is in that possibility of joyful intercourse with persons, which makes the faith and practice of all reasonable men.
We know truth when we see it, let skeptic and scoffer say what they choose.
What makes this UFO-related read unique is that it's written on a personal level and with an adventurous style, making it more intriguing and interesting to UFO fans and skeptics alike.
According to Australian Skeptics UFO spokesman Steve Roberts, the photos containing "UFO-like objects" were usually caused by a "lens flare" coming from a light source.
BookWhirl, a self-publishing company and book marketing services provider for self-published authors, announced on Tuesday that B Timothy Pennington has published Science, Skeptics, and UFOs, a scientific look at UFOs.