skeptic

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

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skeptic (plural skeptics)

  1. Someone who habitually doubts beliefs and claims presented as accepted by others, requiring strong evidence before accepting any belief or claim.
  2. Someone undecided as to what is true.
  3. A type of agnostic

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