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skep·ti·calalso scep·ti·cal (skĕp′tĭ-kəl)
or scep•ti•cal(ˈskɛp tɪ kəl)
Sceptic is a noun. A sceptic is someone who has doubts about things that other people believe.
Sceptical is an adjective. If you are sceptical about something, you have doubts about it.
The usual American spellings of 'sceptic' and 'sceptical' are skeptic and skeptical.
|Adj.||1.||sceptical - marked by or given to doubt; "a skeptical attitude"; "a skeptical listener"|
distrustful - having or showing distrust; "a man of distrustful nature"; "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally"- B.N.Cardozo; "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"- Thomas Jefferson
|2.||sceptical - denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion; "a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles"|
incredulous - not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
believing, trusting, unquestioning, sure, certain, convinced, dogmatic, credulous, free from doubt, undoubting, of fixed mind