scepticism

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin *scepticus, only in plural Sceptici (the sect of Skeptics), from Ancient Greek σκεπτικός (skeptikós, thoughtful, inquiring), from σκέπτομαι (sképtomai, I consider), compare to σκοπέω (skopéō, I view, examine).

NounEdit

scepticism (countable and uncountable, plural scepticisms)

  1. (British spelling) alternative form of skepticism
    • 1843 April, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, New York, N.Y.: William H. Colyer, [], published May 1843, OCLC 10193956, (please specify |book=I or IV, or the page):
      When, across the hundredfold poor scepticisms, trivialisms and constitutional cobwebberies of Dryasdust, you catch any glimpse of a William the Conqueror, a Tancred of Hauteville or suchlike, — do you not discern veritably some rude outline of a true God-made King [] ?

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French scepticisme

NounEdit

scepticism n (uncountable)

  1. skepticism

DeclensionEdit