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Synonyms for skeptical
ˈskɛp tɪ kəlskep·ti·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disbelieving, skeptical, sceptical, unbelievingadjective

    denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion

    "a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles"

    Synonyms:
    atheistic, unbelieving, nescient, sceptical, questioning, atheistical, doubting, disbelieving

    Antonyms:
    trustful, trusting, credulous

  2. doubting, questioning, skeptical, scepticaladjective

    marked by or given to doubt

    "a skeptical attitude"; "a skeptical listener"

    Synonyms:
    speculative, unbelieving, wondering(a), inquisitive, sceptical, quizzical, doubting, questioning, disbelieving

    Antonyms:
    trustful, trusting, credulous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. skepticaladjective

    Synonyms:
    [Written also Sceptical.] doubting, disbelieving, incredulous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. skepticaladjective

    Synonyms:
    doubtful, disbelieving, incredulous

    Antonyms:
    credulous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "skeptical":

    sceptical, scepticism, doubtful, unconvinced

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#45406doubting
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#91005unbelieving
#102921quizzical
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How to use skeptical in a sentence?

  1. Melanie Brucks:

    We initially started the project( in 2016) because we heard from managers and executives that innovation was one of the biggest challenges with video interaction. And I'll admit, I was initially skeptical.

  2. Joe Kent:

    I'm not sure why Biden chose Sept. 11 to pull our troops out, that leaves our troops over there trying to do withdraw for an entire fighting season. ... What if we lose soldiers ? Will they say we ca n’t leave again ? I'm very skeptical that Biden will bring this one to the end.

  3. Senator Richard Blumenthal:

    Apple and Google have a lot of work to do to convince a rightfully skeptical public that they are fully serious about the privacy and security of their contact tracing efforts.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Where I have been before now and where I am presently is/will be nothing to be compared to where God is gradually taking me to. Guess what? I'm not skeptical about that. For, I'm a potential success. Oh! Yes, I have what it takes to emerge a success story and I will surely/eventually become a big time success story.

  5. Hubert Santos:

    It's common sense. A 1975 murder, a 1999 arrest. No physical evidence, no witnesses, no DNA, no trace evidence, you have to scratch your head, I would submit, and look at it in a very skeptical manner.


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