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Definition of Skeptical


  1. Of or pertaining to a sceptic or skepticism; characterized by skepticism; hesitating to admit the certainly of doctrines or principles; doubting of everything.
  2. Doubting or denying the truth of revelation, or the sacred Scriptures.

Skeptical Quotations

I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results.
Alfred Nobel

The police can't protect consumers. People need to be more aware and educated about identity theft. You need to be a little bit wiser, a little bit smarter and there's nothing wrong with being skeptical. We live in a time when if you make it easy for someone to steal from you, someone will.
Frank Abagnale

In the early nineteenth century, with Enlightenment optimism soured by years of war and revolution, critics were skeptical of America's naive faith that it had reinvented politics.
Simon Schama

Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
Carl Sagan

I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.
Arthur C. Clarke
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Skeptical Translations

skeptical in Dutch is twijfelzuchtig, sceptisch
skeptical in German is skeptische
skeptical in Swedish is skeptiska
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