Sceptical

  • 1 sceptical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations …

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  • 2 sceptical — (BrE) (AmE skeptical) adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, sound ▪ remain ▪ become ADVERB ▪ …

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  • 3 sceptical — scep|ti|cal BrE skeptical AmE [ˈskeptıkəl] adj tending to disagree with what other people tell you sceptical about/of ▪ I m extremely sceptical about what I read in the press. ▪ Environmental groups are sceptical of the government s claims.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 sceptical — [[t]ske̱ptɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft v link ADJ about/of n If you are sceptical about something, you have doubts about it. Other archaeologists are sceptical about his findings. ...scientists who are sceptical of global warming and its alleged… …

    English dictionary

  • 5 sceptical */ — UK [ˈskeptɪk(ə)l] / US adjective having doubts about something that other people think is true or right Harrison approved the plan, but Riley remained sceptical. sceptical about: I m very sceptical about the results of the survey. Derived word:… …

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  • 6 sceptical — 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 …

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

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  • 8 sceptical — adj. BE; AE spelling: skeptical sceptical about, of * * * of see skeptical scepticalabout …

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  • 9 sceptical — [ˈskeptɪk(ə)l] adj having doubts about something that other people think is true or right I m very sceptical about the results of the survey.[/ex] …

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  • 10 sceptical — /ˈskɛptɪkəl/ (say skeptikuhl) adjective 1. inclined to scepticism; having doubt. 2. showing doubt: a sceptical smile. 3. denying or questioning the tenets of religion. 4. of or relating to Sceptics or scepticism. Also, Chiefly US, skeptical.… …

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  • 11 sceptical — chiefly British variant of skeptical …

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  • 12 sceptical — /skep ti keuhl/, adj. skeptical. * * * …

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  • 13 sceptical — adjective a) Having, or expressing doubt; questioning b) Of, or related to scepticism or the sceptics …

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  • 14 sceptical — scepticism …

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  • 15 sceptical — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective See skeptical …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 sceptical — scep|ti|cal [ skeptıkl ] the British spelling of skeptical …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 sceptical — scep·ti·cal || skeptɪkl adj. doubtful, hesitant …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 sceptical — a. [Written also Skeptical.] Doubting, unbelieving, questioning, hesitating, incredulous …

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  • 19 sceptical — BrE, skeptical AmE adjective tending to doubt or not believe what other people tell you (+ about): Many scientists remain skeptical about the value of this research program. sceptically / kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 sceptical — scep·ti·cal …

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