- skeptical attitude or temper; doubt.
- doubt or unbelief with regard to a religion, especially Christianity.
- (initial capital letter) the doctrines or opinions of philosophical Skeptics; universal doubt.
Origin of skepticism
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1. questioning, probing, testing. 2. disbelief, atheism, agnosticism.
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Examples from the Web for scepticism
For all my scepticism, I had an unexpectedly romantic evening.The Great Valentine’s Day Hangover
February 15, 2014
Scepticism was not only in his conscious thought but in the very tissues of his mind.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
There is no scepticism among the labourers now, I assure you.City of Endless Night
Let scepticism assert what it may, such is the nature of man.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
He goes beyond facts in his scepticism, as they did in their idealism.Meno
These are the sort of proofs that no scepticism is strong enough to resist.Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
Word Origin and History for scepticism
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