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Definition 1: marked by or given to doubt - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where skeptical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a skeptical attitude
  • a skeptical listener

Synonyms for skeptical in the sense of this definition

(skeptical is similar to ...) having or showing distrust

"a man of distrustful nature" "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally" "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"

Definition 2: denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where skeptical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles

Synonyms for skeptical in the sense of this definition

(skeptical is similar to ...) not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving

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