Definition of skepticism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskeptəˌsizəm/
(British scepticism)


1A skeptical attitude; doubt as to the truth of something: these claims were treated with skepticism
More example sentences
  • Come on, we all can do way better, despite my skepticism.
  • Some might see an undercurrent of religious belief in the book; others might see an undercurrent of skepticism or betrayed hope.
  • Similarly, some newcomers will hide behind some very unfair scepticism.
doubt, doubtfulness, a pinch of salt;
pessimism, defeatism
formal dubiety
agnosticism, doubt;
atheism, unbelief, nonbelief
2 Philosophy The theory that certain knowledge is impossible.
Example sentences
  • Nor has sensory skepticism hindered dogmatists from seeking absolute truth elsewhere, namely in Reason or Logic.

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Syllabification: skep·ti·cism

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