- 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.
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Given this tiny pool of survivors, a skeptic might ask why the story of the Mandans should matter to the contemporary reader?The Tribe at the Center of America: The Story of the Mandan|Andrew Graybill|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you're a skeptic like me, this entire process sounds like one massive shake of the head from start to finish.
In truth, I was a skeptic from day one, let the record show.Republicans Move to the Center? Nope, They’re Crazier Than Ever|Michael Tomasky|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Abrams is a skeptic, which he is well within his rights to be (a position this writer shares).Does Elliott Abrams Speak For American Jewish Leaders?|Ali Gharib|August 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I was a skeptic, but lo and behold, the Judiciary Committee actually acted like the old Senate for a week.
The skeptic said that there was no mystery about it, as it merely "happened so."Health, Healing, and Faith|Russell H. Conwell
"That must be why it feels so Greece-y to the touch," murmured the Skeptic; but, luckily, nobody heard him but myself.
He was a railler, a skeptic and a critic of religion and morality, but knew how to play the game to suit his interests.Montreal 1535-1914 under the French Rgime|William Henry Atherton
Hepatica scrutinized the Skeptic's linen critically before she put it in.
"I wonder if we couldn't bring in a stepladder for her," murmured the Skeptic in my ear.