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skepticism

[ skep-tuh-siz-uhm ]SEE DEFINITION OF skepticism

Synonyms for skepticism

  • apprehension
  • disbelief
  • distrust
  • hesitation
  • reluctance
  • suspicion
  • uncertainty
  • agnosticism
  • dubiety
  • dubiousness
  • faithlessness
  • indecision
  • questioning
  • lack of confidence
  • leeriness
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Antonyms for skepticism

  • belief
  • certainty
  • sureness
  • trust
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SKEPTICISM

It should have amounted to identification, but there was skepticism in the the armed party.

Primmie seemed to discern a hint of skepticism even in the cough.

Life itself is a bubble and a skepticism, and a sleep within a sleep.

I resist the skepticism of our education and of our educated men.

I know I love him, and no philosophy or skepticism can cheat me out of that love.

I think God will forgive us our skepticism sooner than our Inquisitions.

The lips had already a little curl of bitterness and skepticism.

Educated reflection and skepticism can disturb this spontaneous relation.

There was interest in his mind, overlaid with skepticism, of course, but interest all the same.

Nothing is so detestable as the spirit of skepticism abroad in the land to-day.

WORD ORIGIN

also scepticism, 1640s, from skeptic + -ism. Specifically regarding Christian religion, from 1800.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SKEPTICISM

atheism

nounbelief that no god exists
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