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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sceptic (plural sceptics)
- Someone who is undecided as to what is true and enquires after facts.
- Someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs and claims presented by others, requiring strong evidence before accepting any belief or claim.