Meaning of “sceptical” in the English Dictionary

"sceptical" in British English

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UK US skeptical uk /ˈskep.tɪ.kəl/ us /ˈskep.tɪ.kəl/

C2 doubting that something is true or useful:

Many experts remain sceptical about/of his claims.

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adverb US skeptically uk /ˈskep.tɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˈskep.tɪ.kəl.i/
noun [ U ] US skepticism uk /ˈskep.tɪ.sɪ.zəm/ us /ˈskep.tɪ.sɪ.zəm/

The company's environmental claims have been greeted/regarded/treated with scepticism by conservationists.

(Definition of “sceptical” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)