Definition of sceptical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English) (North American English skeptical) adjective
BrE BrE//ˈskeptɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskeptɪkl//
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sceptical (about/of something) having doubts that a claim or statement is true or that something will happen I am sceptical about his chances of winning. The public remain sceptical of these claims. She looked highly sceptical.Extra examples I’m a little sceptical of these claims. Many were sceptical as to whether the plan would succeed. They are highly sceptical of political leaders. They remain understandably sceptical about her promises of improvement. in a mildly sceptical tone of voice

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