sceptic

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin *scepticus, only in plural Sceptici (the sect of Sceptics), from Ancient Greek σκεπτικός (skeptikós, thoughtful, inquiring), from σκέπτομαι (sképtomai, I consider), compare to σκοπέω (skopéō, I view, examine).

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Noun[edit]

sceptic (plural sceptics)

  1. Someone who is undecided as to what is true and enquires after facts.
  2. Someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs and claims presented by others, requiring strong evidence before accepting any belief or claim.

Usage notes[edit]

Sceptic is more commonly used in the British Commonwealth, while in the US skeptic is used instead.

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