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also scep·ti·cal  (skĕp′tĭ-kəl)
1. Marked by or given to doubt; questioning: skeptical of political promises.
2. Relating to or characteristic of skeptics or skepticism.

skep′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.skeptically - with scepticismskeptically - with scepticism; in a sceptical manner; "he looked at her sceptically"


also sceptically
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This amazed Nicholas and even made him regard Bolkonski's courtship skeptically.
I don't see how she can be," said Felicity skeptically.
The doctor looked at his prospective patient skeptically.
He describes accounts from Australia and New Zealand to outline a typology and features of the phenomenon, its prevalence, common threads, thinking skeptically about it, possible paranormal aspects, and human-centered causes.
Vows, as we have seen for the last several weeks of Daf Yomi reading, are treated very skeptically by the rabbis.
House Republicans might view the request skeptically and it's not clear Johnson will receive the amount he's asking for.
TN-VPK has become a controversial program in Tennessee, with some legislators expressing doubts about its value in the context of severe budget shortfalls and still others referring to it even more skeptically as expensive babysitting.
After repeated talking points about administrations using it as a "credit card" and President George W Bush's attempt to privatize the program, it is not surprising that many Americans view it skeptically.
With Muslims living in Western cultures still hopeful about the possibilities of finding shared cultural and social values in Europe and North America while the majoritarian communities respond skeptically, Korteweg (sociology, U.
Simpson's ex-wife and her friend, a claim being criticized by one victim's family, and being looked at skeptically by a detective and a prosecutor who dealt with the convict.
Feroli said the estimate of between a quarter to a half point of annualized GDP "seems fairly large, and for that reason should be treated skeptically.
He showed little emotion throughout his trial, but reclined in his chair and listened closely to Moreno-Ocampo's every word Wednesday, at times smiling skeptically.