Definition of sceptical in English:


Line breaks: scep|tic¦al
Pronunciation: /ˈskɛptɪk(ə)l
(US skeptical)


  • 2 Philosophy Relating to the theory that certain knowledge is impossible.
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    • The Cyrenaics are notable mainly for their empiricist and skeptical epistemology and their sensualist hedonism.
    • Accordingly, to deprive us of knowledge, sceptical hypotheses need only to be bare logical possibilities.
    • If the transcendental philosophy is not a version of Leibnizian rationalism, why is it not a repetition of the sceptical empiricism of Hume?



(US skeptically) adverb
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  • Vivian eyed him skeptically suddenly feeling a fury build up in her.
  • But they are on stronger grounds when they look skeptically at the way our damages are distributed.
  • He glanced skeptically around the table and saw each one of his Japanese counterparts consuming the little critters in one gulp.

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