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Outsiders were skeptical, unsure how the dance would translate to a competitive format and how it would engage spectators.

I think that I was skeptical about Liz at first, because I had not heard of her.

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I’m skeptical I could do this without exploding the egg everywhere but, hey, you never know.

If you’re still skeptical, we’ve outlined a few health benefits to your new favorite green drink.

Not any thicker than normal unlined denim, I was skeptical that these pants would provide the additional warmth I was looking for.

As Ackerman pointed out, all scientists are skeptics; skeptical doubt is a part of the scientific method.

I have to admit, I was skeptical about True Detective from the start.

Perhaps we should have been a little more skeptical about this story.

For days the Kurds have insisted to skeptical journalists, including myself, that Kobani would hold.

Postol and Lloyd were skeptical; hexamine is a common precursor chemical for military-grade explosives.

The other chambers, having fireplaces, I decided needed no further heat, though the plumber was mournfully skeptical.

I have always been skeptical about such things as "soul," but when I look into the mirror—God help me!

Felipe can establish his relationship beyond the doubt of the most skeptical.

He was skeptical about Jim, but he was struck with the accuracy of the portrait of Edwards.

Odin had grown skeptical of such thinking when he was a medical student.


On this page you'll find 58 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to skeptical, such as: doubtful, dubious, incredulous, mistrustful, suspicious, and unconvinced.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.