Most people are sceptics about the theory that aliens built the giant moai statues on Easter Island.
An example of a sceptic is an athiest raised in a devout Catholic family.
- Someone who is undecided as to what is true and enquires after facts.
- Someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs and claims presented by others, requiring strong evidence before accepting any belief or claim.
Sceptic is more commonly used in the British Commonwealth, while in the US skeptic is used instead.
From Latin *scepticus, only in plural Sceptici (“the sect of Sceptics"), from Ancient Greek ÏƒÎºÎµÏ€Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (skeptikos, “thoughtful, inquiring"), from ÏƒÎºÎÏ€Ï„Î¿Î¼Î±Î¹ (skeptomai, “I consider"), compare to ÏƒÎºÎ¿Ï€ÎÏ‰ (skopeÅ, “I view, examine").