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English definition of “sceptic”


noun [C] uk UK (US skeptic)   /ˈskep.tɪk/ us  
a person who doubts the truth or value of an idea or belief: People say it can cure colds, but I'm a bit of a sceptic. to convince the scepticsBelievers and non-believersSupporters, members and defendersSuspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity
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