skeptically


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skep·ti·cal

also scep·ti·cal  (skĕp′tĭ-kəl)
adj.
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"

skeptically

also sceptically
adverb
References in classic literature ?
This amazed Nicholas and even made him regard Bolkonski's courtship skeptically. He could not believe that her fate was sealed, especially as he had not seen her with Prince Andrew.
"I don't see how she can be," said Felicity skeptically. "Why, she's just one of us."
The doctor looked at his prospective patient skeptically.
That was why to Jurgis it seemed almost profanity to speak about the place as did Jokubas, skeptically; it was a thing as tremendous as the universe--the laws and ways of its working no more than the universe to be questioned or understood.
'The measures taken by the two sides should not be seen skeptically.'
Central to the case is the question of how skeptically courts should look at laws that limit free expression.
It's easy for him to say he'll use only two cars but we'll see when it happens, he said skeptically.
While Zillow will potentially be taking on balance sheet risk and utilizing higher debt loads than it has in the past, Lanterman sees the move to target a market with lower margins but one with a larger total addressable market as "Amazon-esque." He expects investors who were bullish on Zillow to view the entrance into iBuying positively and for already bearish investors to view this move skeptically. Lanterman currently has an Overweight rating on Zillow shares, but noted that his model is under review.
In an internal thread, Gudeman had responded skeptically to a Muslim employee who claimed he was targeted by the FBI.
Dark clouds are on the government's plans to salvage Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), as Clarksons Research, an authoritative market consultancy, revised its 2018 outlook on ship orders more skeptically. Its previous positive outlook offered strong grounds for the bailout scheme of providing new loans and rescheduling debts for the cash-strapped shipbuilder.
"You have a God living in your basement?" Dean skeptically asks this man.
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.