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sceptic

[ skep-tik ]
/ ˈskɛp tɪk /
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noun, adjective
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OTHER WORDS FROM sceptic

an·ti·scep·tic, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sceptic (1 of 2)

sceptic

archaic, US skeptic

/ (ˈskɛptɪk) /

noun
a person who habitually doubts the authenticity of accepted beliefs
a person who mistrusts people, ideas, etc, in general
a person who doubts the truth of religion, esp Christianity
adjective
of or relating to sceptics; sceptical

Derived forms of sceptic

scepticism or archaic, US skepticism, noun

Word Origin for sceptic

C16: from Latin scepticus, from Greek skeptikos one who reflects upon, from skeptesthai to consider

British Dictionary definitions for sceptic (2 of 2)

Sceptic

archaic, US Skeptic

/ (ˈskɛptɪk) /

noun
a member of one of the ancient Greek schools of philosophy, esp that of Pyrrho, who believed that real knowledge of things is impossible
adjective
of or relating to the Sceptics

Derived forms of Sceptic

Scepticism or archaic, US Skepticism, noun
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