Definition of Sceptical

1. Adjective. Marked by or given to doubt. "A skeptical listener"

Exact synonyms: Doubting, Questioning, Skeptical
Similar to: Distrustful
Derivative terms: Sceptic, Scepticism, Skeptic, Skepticism, Skepticism



2. Adjective. Denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion. "A skeptical approach to the nature of miracles"
Exact synonyms: Disbelieving, Skeptical, Unbelieving
Similar to: Incredulous
Derivative terms: Sceptic, Scepticism, Skeptic, Skepticism, Skepticism

Definition of Sceptical

1. Adjective. Having, or expressing doubt; questioning ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to scepticism or the sceptics ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sceptical

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Sceptical

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1. A Commentary on Kant's Critick of the Pure Reason: Translated from The by Kuno Fischer, John Pentland Mahaffy (1866)
"But if the sceptical conviction is derived from ... The sceptical and the Critical Methods.—This distinction between the sceptical and the critical points ..."

2. System of Positive Polity by Auguste Comte (1877)
"Though the milieu continue sceptical, the govern- ... without infringing liberty, avowedly moves towards sceptical. the universal ascendancy of the religion ..."

3. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant, John Miller Dow Meiklejohn (1899)
"V—sceptical Exposition of the Cosmological Problems presented in the four ... This is the great utility of the sceptical mode of treating the questions ..."

4. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume (1888)
"OF THE sceptical AND OTHER SYSTEMS OF PHILOSOPHY. SECTION I. Of scepticism with regard to reason. PART IV. IN all demonstrative sciences the rules are ..."

5. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume (1890)
"OF THE sceptical AND OTHER SYSTEMS OP PHILOSOPHY. SECT. I.—Of Scepticism with regard to Reason. IN all demonstrative sciences the rules are certain Wmd ..."

6. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume (1874)
"OF THE sceptical AND OTHER SYSTEMS OP PHILOSOPHY. SECT. I.—Of Scepticism with regard to Reason. IN all demonstrative sciences the rules are certain and ..."

7. History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"the sceptical assault upon the theology of Clarke and Tindal. Not by that road, ... From the beginning, too, it had included a purely sceptical element. ..."

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