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skeptical

Pronunciation: /ˈskeptɪkəl/
, (British English/inglés británico) sceptical

Translation of skeptical in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [person/attitude] escéptico to be skeptical of oabout sb/sth tener* dudas acerca de or con respecto a algn/algo I'm highly skeptical about him/his chances tengo mis serias dudas acerca de or con respecto a él/sus posibilidades the board remains skeptical of the proposal la junta continúa mostrándose escéptica acerca de la propuesta
    Example sentences
    • You do get functionally sceptical and tend to doubt what people tell you.
    • A very interesting study claims that skeptical consumers are more easily won with emotion.
    • Although most respondents were enthusiastic or supportive of booking, about a quarter were sceptical or not convinced of its value.

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