Definition of sceptic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English) (North American English skeptic) noun
BrE BrE//ˈskeptɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskeptɪk//
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a person who usually doubts that claims or statements are true, especially those that other people believe in I am a born sceptic. He was unable to convince the sceptics in the audience. see also Eurosceptic Word Originlate 16th cent. (in a philosophical sense): from French sceptique, or via Latin from Greek skeptikos, from skepsis ‘inquiry, doubt’.Extra examples He has managed to convince even the sceptics. Sceptics will argue that no such plan has ever proved successful. She is a sceptic about the dangers of global warming.

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