Perhaps M.I.A. is not used to being scrutinized by a skeptic.
Though an Obamacare skeptic, I am hopeful that some health-care reforms will be made, as is my family.
Given this tiny pool of survivors, a skeptic might ask why the story of the Mandans should matter to the contemporary reader?
Abrams is a skeptic, which he is well within his rights to be (a position this writer shares).
Frankly, I came a skeptic,” he said, “but am leaving impressed.
The Philosopher shook his head, and seemed, for a time, much depressed; upon which the skeptic rallied him.
We know truth when we see it, let skeptic and scoffer say what they choose.
The skeptic laughed, and strolled away—not in the direction of the trout stream.
He is what is called a divine nowadays; but used to be called a skeptic.
You are too much of a skeptic, Foucarmont; you'll spoil all your pleasures that way.
also sceptic, 1580s, "member of an ancient Greek school that doubted the possibility of real knowledge," from Middle French sceptique and directly from Latin scepticus "the sect of the Skeptics," from Greek skeptikos (plural Skeptikoi "the Skeptics, followers of Pyrrho"), noun use of adjective meaning "inquiring, reflective" (the name taken by the disciples of the Greek philosopher Pyrrho, who lived c.360-c.270 B.C.E.), related to skeptesthai "to reflect, look, view" (see scope (n.1)).
Skeptic does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found. [Miguel de Unamuno, "Essays and Soliloquies," 1924]The extended sense of "one with a doubting attitude" first recorded 1610s. The sk- spelling is an early 17c. Greek revival and is preferred in U.S. As a verb, scepticize (1690s) failed to catch on.