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scepticaladjective

UK (US skeptical) uk   us   /ˈskep.tɪ.kəl/
C2 doubting that something is ​true or ​useful: Many ​experts remain sceptical about/of his ​claims.

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sceptically
adverb (US skeptically) uk   us   /-kəl.i/
scepticism
noun [U] (US skepticism) uk   us   /-sɪ.zəm/
The company's ​environmentalclaims have been greeted/​regarded/​treated with scepticism by conservationists.
(Definition of sceptical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sceptical”
in Arabic لَيْس عَلى يَقين…
in Korean 회의적인…
in Portuguese cético…
in Catalan escèptic…
in Japanese (英)疑い深い, 懐疑的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 怀疑的,持怀疑态度的…
in Turkish şüpheci, kuşkucu, kuşkulu…
in Russian скептический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懷疑的,持懷疑態度的…
in Italian scettico…
in Polish sceptyczny…
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