Skeptic meaning

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One who instinctively or habitually doubts, questions, or disagrees with assertions or generally accepted conclusions.
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The definition of a skeptic is someone inclined to doubt or question rather than just believe matters that are generally accepted.

A person who questions accepted beliefs is an example of a skeptic.

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One inclined to skepticism in religious matters.
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A member of any of the ancient Greek philosophical schools that denied the possibility of any certain knowledge.
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A person who believes in or practices philosophical skepticism.
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A person who habitually doubts, questions, or suspends judgment upon matters generally accepted.
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A person who doubts religious doctrines.
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Someone who habitually doubts beliefs and claims presented as accepted by others, requiring strong evidence before accepting any belief or claim.
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Someone undecided as to what is true.
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A type of agnostic.
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Origin of skeptic

  • Latin Scepticus disciple of Pyrrho of Elis from Greek Skeptikos from skeptesthai to examine spek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin *scepticus, only in plural Sceptici (“the sect of Skeptics"), from Ancient Greek σκεπτικός (skeptikos, “thoughtful, inquiring"), from σκέπτομαι (skeptomai, “I consider"), compare to σκοπέω (skopeo, “I view, examine").

    From Wiktionary