V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: someone who doubts the truthfulness or validity of something

Synonyms: disbeliever, doubter, questioner, nonbeliever

Antonyms: zealot, believer, supporter

Tips: Skeptic is derived from the Greek skeptikos, which means "inquiring" or "to look around." When someone is described as skeptical, that person has doubt about something and wants "to look around" and learn more before believing. Skepticism is disbelief or doubt about something.

Usage Examples:

The project was thought out so well, even the biggest skeptic couldn't doubt its validity. (doubter)

The chairman's skepticism about the project made us all question whether it could be done. (doubt)

The man was confident that they would get the loan, but his wife was very skeptical. (doubtful) adjective

Sometimes it's good to be a skeptic, because it means you won't get caught up in the latest trends or gimmicks. (questioner, disbeliever)

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