Definition for sceptic (2 of 2)
- a member of a philosophical school of ancient Greece, the earliest group of which consisted of Pyrrho and his followers, who maintained that real knowledge of things is impossible.
- any later thinker who doubts or questions the possibility of real knowledge of any kind.
Origin of skeptic
Examples from the Web for sceptic
No, mamma, I will never become a sceptic, to be snuffed out of existence.The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. I (of 2)|Timothy East
Herbart says that every philosopher is a Sceptic in the beginning, but every Sceptic remains always in the beginning.
I confess myself, after long years of perfectly unbiassed inquiry, still an investigator—a sceptic.Mystic London:|Charles Maurice Davies
The method, however, by which ataraxia or peace of mind could be reached, was peculiar to the Sceptic.
What is related of Apelles the painter has in fact befallen the Sceptic.The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover