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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).

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skepticism ‎(countable and uncountable, plural skepticisms)

  1. (US) The practice or philosophy of being a skeptic.
  2. (US) A studied attitude of questioning and doubt
  3. (US) The doctrine that absolute knowledge is not possible
  4. (US) A methodology that starts from a neutral standpoint and aims to acquire certainty though scientific or logical observation.
  5. (US) Doubt or disbelief of religious doctrines

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