- of or characteristic of skeptics or skepticism
- not easily persuaded or convinced; doubting; questioning
- doubting the fundamental doctrines of religion
Aubry was skeptical about her coworker's solution to the problem and had to play devil's advocate in order to help her see the flaws.
An example of skeptical is someone who doesn't believe in religion.
- Marked by or given to doubt; questioning: skeptical of political promises.
- Relating to or characteristic of skeptics or skepticism.
(comparative more skeptical, superlative most skeptical)
- To abandon this certainty can leave us with a skeptical paradox that is genuinely depressing.
- The families appeared somewhat skeptical at the start of the show, but became convinced when many details provided by Edwards were very specific and personal details that he couldn't have obtained from a public database or in any other way.
- Once reserved to only the most tech-savvy of enthusiasts, the concept of having an unlocked cell phone is becoming more and more mainstream, even among people who are otherwise apprehensive, nervous, or skeptical about new technology.
- She turned in time to see Mrs. Watson's skeptical look turn into a smile.
- The doctors still said they expected him to wake up any day, but Carmen was skeptical about how much they believed it.