Sceptic

  • 1 sceptic — SCÉPTIC, Ă, sceptici, ce, adj., s.m. şi f. 1. adj., s.m. şi f. (Persoană) care nu are încredere în nimic, care se îndoieşte de toate. 2. adj. Care aparţine scepticismului, privitor la scepticism. 3. s.m. şi f. Adept al scepticismului (1). – D …

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  • 2 sceptic — sceptic, sceptical A sceptic (pronounced skep tik) is someone who doubts accepted opinions or judgements and differs from a cynic, whose doubts concern human values and motives. Sceptic is also an adjective, but the more common adjectival form is …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 Sceptic — Scep tic, Sceptical Scep tic*al, Scepticism Scep ti*cism, etc. See {Skeptic}, {Skeptical}, {Skepticism}, etc. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Sceptic — Die Band 2006 …

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  • 5 sceptic — (n.) British English spelling of SKEPTIC (Cf. skeptic) (q.v.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 sceptic — (US skeptic) ► NOUN 1) a person inclined to question or doubt accepted opinions. 2) a person who doubts the truth of Christianity and other religions; an atheist. DERIVATIVES scepticism noun. ORIGIN Greek skeptikos, from skepsis inquiry, doubt …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 sceptic — [skep′tik] n., adj. chiefly Brit. sp. of SKEPTIC sceptical adj. scepticism n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 sceptic — (BrE) (AmE skeptic) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ hardened VERB + SCEPTIC/SKEPTIC ▪ convince, win over ▪ He has managed to convince even the sceptics. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 sceptic — Skeptic Skep tic, n. [Gr. skeptiko s thoughtful, reflective, fr. ske ptesqai to look carefully or about, to view, consider: cf. L. scepticus, F. sceptique. See {Scope}.] [Written also {sceptic}.] 1. One who is yet undecided as to what is true;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 sceptic — [[t]ske̱ptɪk[/t]] sceptics N COUNT A sceptic is a person who has doubts about things that other people believe. He was a born sceptic... But he now has to convince sceptics that he has a serious plan. (in AM, use skeptic) …

    English dictionary

  • 11 sceptic — UK [ˈskeptɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms sceptic : singular sceptic plural sceptics someone who has doubts about things that other people think are true or right …

    English dictionary

  • 12 sceptic — [16] The Greek verb sképtesthai meant ‘examine, consider’ (it was descended from a base *skep which was related to *skop , source of English scope, and may have been a reversed version of *spek , from which English gets spectator, speculate, etc) …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 13 sceptic — BrE, skeptic AmE noun (C) someone who does not believe things unless they have definite proof: A lot of my friends believe in astrology, but I m a sceptic myself …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 Sceptic — /ˈskɛptɪk/ (say skeptik) noun 1. a member of a philosophical school of ancient Greece, or any later thinker, who maintained that real knowledge of things is impossible. –adjective 2. relating to the Sceptics. Also, Chiefly US, Skeptic. {See… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 sceptic — [16] The Greek verb sképtesthai meant ‘examine, consider’ (it was descended from a base *skep which was related to *skop , source of English scope, and may have been a reversed version of *spek , from which English gets spectator, speculate, etc) …

    Word origins

  • 16 sceptic —    This word is rarely used in its technical philosophical sense, referring to Pyrrho and his followers in Greek antiquity who doubted the possibility of real knowledge of any kind. It is more usually used in the general sense of one who is… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 17 sceptic — chiefly British variant of skeptic …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 sceptic — /skep tik/, n., adj. skeptic. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 19 sceptic — noun a) Someone undecided as to what is true and enquires after facts. b) Someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs and claims presented by others, requiring strong evidence before accepting any belief or claim. See Also: sceptical,… …

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  • 20 sceptic — scepticism …

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