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Synonyms for skepticism
ˈskɛp təˌsɪz əmskep·ti·cism

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet3.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. skepticismnoun

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

  2. skepticismnoun

    Synonyms:
    unbelief, infidelity, free-thinking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. skepticismnoun

    Synonyms:
    doubt, incredulity, infidelity, pyrrhonism

    Antonyms:
    credulity

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  1. List of paraphrases for "skepticism":

    scepticism, disbelief

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How to use skepticism in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Cyril Connolly:

    The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence, -- luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition, -- are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.

  3. 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.

  4. Edward Hook:

    Health care providers have a long tradition of being hesitant to prescribe to people they haven't seen, there is a certain skepticism.

  5. Tyler Henry:

    I understand skepticism and people have varying degrees of beliefs, you know for me what I do, as you see it, it really has a big impact in a positive way, and I feel like with these readings, it’s all for me. It’s all about healing, closure or insight. My readings and the goal of these readings are really to be able to provide some sense of clarity in multiple aspects, and really kind of breakdown barriers that people have in their lives.


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