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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.

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

    Antonyms:
    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

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

  2. agnosticism, skepticism, scepticismnoun

    the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge

    Synonyms:
    agnosticism, disbelief, incredulity, mental rejection, scepticism

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. skepticismnoun

    Synonyms:
    [Written also Scepticism.] doubt, incredulity, pyrrhonism

  2. skepticismnoun

    Synonyms:
    unbelief, infidelity, free-thinking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. skepticismnoun

    Synonyms:
    doubt, incredulity, infidelity, pyrrhonism

    Antonyms:
    credulity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "skepticism":

    scepticism, disbelief

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How to use skepticism in a sentence?

  1. Chuck Grassley:

    The IRS always seems to be able to find more resources when it wants to. Because of that, and because of non-taxpayer service activities, like union work on the taxpayer’s dime, the IRS deserves skepticism when it continuously seeks more money.

  2. Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman:

    When I was in Jaffna yesterday, I heard great skepticism from people in the north about would some of those words really translate into tangible steps that would affect their life.

  3. Earl Wayne:

    That's a hard story to tell, there is a lot of skepticism, and it's easier to sell the negative arguments.

  4. Trump Jr.:

    My skepticism was justified. The meeting provided no meaningful information and turned out to be not about what was represented, the meeting was instead primarily focused on Russian adoptions, which is exactly what I said over a year later in my statement of July 8, 2017.

  5. Demosthenes:

    There are all kinds of devices invented for the protection and preservation of countries: defensive barriers, forts, trenches, and the like... But prudent minds have as a natural gift one safeguard which is the common possession of all, and this applies especially to the dealings of democracies. What is this safeguard? Skepticism. This you must preserve. This you must retain. If you can keep this, you need fear no harm.


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