Definition of 'sceptical'
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Do you understand why some people are sceptical? The Sun (2014)Not so much to be sceptical as always to keep an open mind. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We are critical in the sense of being sceptical of received ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We try to stop it by having a healthily sceptical attitude. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The public remains sceptical about the motivations of political parties and donors. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Many doctors were sceptical but there is no doubting the fund has been popular. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He said he was sceptical about the party changing its name. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some have been sceptical about the public shows of support for the regime. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I have always been sceptical about the benefits of talking to plants. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Many of them are sceptical about the idea that making a lot of money defines career success. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is hard not to remain sceptical. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Many are sceptical about the effectiveness of the available vaccine. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Now a sceptical public has to be persuaded directly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Britain has always been sceptical about teachers being paid. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The result would have been a far more sceptical and realistic attitude within government to the various booms. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He has to be sceptical of people but he's a great guy. The Sun (2009)Fifty years ago 87 per cent of people were deeply sceptical about the approach. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But will it catch on in sceptical, empirical old Blighty? Times, Sunday Times (2015)A young man was sceptical. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: sceptical /ˈskɛptɪkl/ ADJECTIVE
If you are sceptical about something, you have doubts about it.
He took a sceptical view of the Government's intentions.
- American English: skeptical
- Arabic: مُرْتاب
- Brazilian Portuguese: descrente
- Chinese: 怀疑的
- Croatian: skeptičan
- Czech: skeptický
- Danish: skeptisk
- Dutch: sceptisch
- European Spanish: escéptico
- Finnish: epäilevä
- French: sceptique
- German: skeptisch
- Greek: δύσπιστος
- Italian: scettico
- Japanese: 疑い深い
- Korean: 회의적인
- Norwegian: skeptisk
- Polish: sceptyczny
- European Portuguese: cético
- Romanian: sceptic
- Russian: скептический
- Spanish: escéptico
- Swedish: skeptisk
- Thai: น่าสงสัย
- Turkish: kuşkulu
- Ukrainian: скептичний
- Vietnamese: đa nghi
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