Definition of scepticism in English:


Line breaks: scep¦ti|cism
Pronunciation: /ˈskɛptɪsɪz(ə)m
( archaic & North American skepticism)


[mass noun]
1A sceptical attitude; doubt as to the truth of something: these claims were treated with scepticism
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  • 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, dubiousness, a pinch of salt, lack of conviction; disbelief, cynicism, distrust, mistrust, suspicion, misbelief, incredulity; pessimism, defeatism
rare dubiety, Pyrrhonism, scepsis, minimifidianism
agnosticism, doubt; atheism, non-theism, unbelief, non-belief; rationalism
2 Philosophy The theory that certain knowledge is impossible: Cartesian scepticism
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  • Nor has sensory skepticism hindered dogmatists from seeking absolute truth elsewhere, namely in Reason or Logic.

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