sceptical

[ UK /skˈɛptɪkə‍l/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion
    a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles
  2. marked by or given to doubt
    a skeptical attitude
    a skeptical listener
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How To Use sceptical In A Sentence

  • They contain a good deal of material of a rhetorical, formulaic, or supernatural character designed to bolster the Chosen One's claims to prophethood in the face of sceptical or prejudiced critics.
  • Some of his best mates are journalists, but generally he is sceptical and distrustful of the media and never saw his role as a background briefer to reporters.
  • It occurs to me that this may be, at least in part, because they are unusually unskillful and unsceptical users of the medium.
  • This was our first visit, and we arrived sceptical about anywhere with such an oversized reputation. Times, Sunday Times
  • He has been at pains to assure a sceptical public of various other safeguards to check against the rampant abuses of the disinvestment process.
  • CLAIMS of clairvoyance, particularly when they come from economists, deserve a sceptical reception.
  • Not so much to be sceptical as always to keep an open mind. Times, Sunday Times
  • Taxpaying voters, well used to being taxed to the hilt by politicians of all political hues, are right to be so sceptical about the show being put on in front of them.
  • Legal sources have expressed mixed views over the true meaning of the company's conditional offer to meet future claims, with some on the union side now extremely sceptical.
  • YET I remained basically sceptical when it came to the idea that the spirit survives death.
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