Skepticism definition

skĕptĭ-sĭzəm
A doubting or questioning attitude or state of mind; dubiety.
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The doctrine that absolute knowledge is impossible, either in a particular domain or in general.
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(US) A methodology that starts from a neutral standpoint and aims to acquire certainty though scientific or logical observation.
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Skepticism is a general attitude of distrusting or doubting.

When you look at a fact with great doubt as to whether it is true or not, this is an example of skepticism.

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Doubt or disbelief of religious tenets.
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The ancient school of Pyrrho of Elis that stressed the uncertainty of our beliefs in order to oppose dogmatism.
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A methodology based on an assumption of doubt with the aim of acquiring approximate or relative certainty.
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The doctrines of the ancient Greek Skeptics.
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The critical philosophical position that neither truth nor sure and certain knowledge are humanly attainable, whether through reason, the senses, or any other means.
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(US) The practice or philosophy of being a skeptic.
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(US) The doctrine that absolute knowledge is not possible.
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(US) Doubt or disbelief of religious doctrines.
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Skeptical or doubting attitude or state of mind.
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Doubt about fundamental religious doctrines.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
skepticism
Plural:
skepticisms