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synonyms for skeptical

  • doubtful
  • dubious
  • incredulous
  • mistrustful
  • suspicious
  • unconvinced
  • agnostic
  • aporetic
  • cynical
  • dissenting
  • doubting
  • freethinking
  • hesitating
  • questioning
  • quizzical
  • scoffing
  • show-me
  • unbelieving
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antonyms for skeptical

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  • believing
  • certain
  • clear
  • convinced
  • definite
  • sure
  • trustworthy
  • trusty
  • unquestionable
  • devoted
  • undoubting
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How to use skeptical in a sentence

Outsiders were skeptical, unsure how the dance would translate to a competitive format and how it would engage spectators.
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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.
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If you’re still skeptical, we’ve outlined a few health benefits to your new favorite green drink.
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Not any thicker than normal unlined denim, I was skeptical that these pants would provide the additional warmth I was looking for.
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Even though the theory began with Hilbert’s 13th, however, mathematicians are skeptical that it can actually settle the open question about seventh-degree polynomials.
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I was deeply skeptical that I could correctly pick a foundation shade via an online quiz, but after receiving approximately 13,562 social media ads for the company, I gave in and tried it.
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As the public becomes more aware of the many ways in which media can be manipulated, it will become more skeptical of all media, including authentic media.
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No matter how enthusiastic individuals and businesses are about using vaccination credentials or other verification to return to “normal,” there are many reasons to be skeptical of a high-tech solution.
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Investors were initially skeptical of the stock, given the company had no portfolio of approved products from which to draw a reliable stream of revenue, and between its debut and the start of this year it had declined roughly 15%.
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WORDS RELATED TO SKEPTICAL

  • contemptuous
  • derisive
  • ironic
  • misanthropic
  • misanthropical
  • mocking
  • pessimistic
  • sarcastic
  • sardonic
  • scoffing
  • scornful
  • skeptical
  • sneering
  • suspicious
  • unbelieving
  • wry
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