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skeptical

or scep·ti·cal

[ skep-ti-kuhl ]
/ ˈskɛp tɪ kəl /
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adjective
inclined to skepticism; having an attitude of doubt: a skeptical young woman who will question whatever you say.
doubtful about a particular thing: My teacher thinks I can get a scholarship, but I'm skeptical.
showing doubt: a skeptical smile.
denying or questioning the tenets of a religion: a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to Skeptics or Skepticism.
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Origin of skeptical

First recorded in 1630–40; skeptic + -al1

synonym study for skeptical

1. See doubtful.

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