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Synonyms for skepticism
ˈskɛp təˌsɪz əmskep·ti·cism

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. skepticismnoun

    Doubt is a lack of conviction that may refer either to matters of belief or to matters of practise. As regards belief, while doubt is lack of conviction, disbelief is conviction, to the contrary; unbelief refers to a settled state of mind, generally accompanied with opposition of heart. Perplexity is active and painful; doubt may be quiescent. Perplexity presses toward a solution; doubt may be content to linger unresolved. Any improbable statement awakens incredulity. In theological usage unbelief and skepticism have a condemnatory force, as implying wilful rejection of manifest truth. As regards practical matters, uncertainty applies to the unknown or undecided; doubt implies some negative evidence. Suspense regards the future, and is eager and anxious; uncertainty may relate to any period, and be quite indifferent. Misgiving is ordinarily in regard to the outcome of something already done or decided; hesitation, indecision, and irresolution have reference to something that remains to be decided or done, and are due oftener to infirmity of will than to lack of knowledge. Distrust and suspicion apply especially to the motives, character, etc., of others, and are more decidedly adverse than doubt. Scruple relates to matters of conscience and duty.

    disbelief, distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitancy, hesitation, incredulity, indecision, irresolution, misgiving, perplexity, question, scruple, suspense, suspicion, unbelief, uncertainty

    assurance, belief, certainty, confidence, conviction, decision, determination, persuasion, resolution, resolve

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incredulity, disbelief, skepticism, mental rejectionnoun

    doubt about the truth of something

    unbelief, scepticism, disbelief, incredulity, mental rejection, agnosticism

  2. agnosticism, skepticism, scepticismnoun

    the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge

    agnosticism, disbelief, incredulity, mental rejection, scepticism

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. skepticismnoun

    [Written also Scepticism.] doubt, incredulity, pyrrhonism

  2. skepticismnoun

    unbelief, infidelity, free-thinking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. skepticismnoun

    doubt, incredulity, infidelity, pyrrhonism


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  1. List of paraphrases for "skepticism":

    scepticism, disbelief

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  1. Chris Urmson:

    There's been some increased skepticism in the market. I think that's natural, it takes awhile to build this stuff. I certainly feel optimistic still.

  2. Senate Republicans:

    I have a lot of skepticism in terms of how rigorously this is going to be implemented.

  3. Muhammed Abdullah:

    I viewed Christians’ claims of persecution with great skepticism, in my view at the time, they were whiny crybabies with an agenda.

  4. Anthony Dworkin:

    The biggest failures of the G7 in recent years have come about because of a lack of shared purpose -- most clearly seen in 2018 when President Trump disavowed the final communique on President Trump way home from the meeting. Combined with this, the failure to deliver yet on promises of $ 100 billion a year to help the developing world deal with climate change have created some skepticism about the rich countries' real commitment to climate justice.

  5. Jim Cohen:

    Believe me, there's already more than a fair amount of skepticism about whether this process was fair, notwithstanding Mr. McCulloch's cynical attempt to pretend that it was fair.

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