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scepticaladjective

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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sceptically
adverb US skeptically uk   /ˈskep.tɪ.kəl.i/ us   /ˈskep.tɪ.kəl.i/
scepticism
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.
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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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