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sceptic

noun [C] UK ( US skeptic)
 
 
/ˈskeptɪk/
someone who doubts that a belief or an idea is true or usefulSuspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosityBelievers and non-believersSupporters, members and defenders
Translations of “sceptic”
in Korean 회의론자…
in Arabic مَتشَكِّك…
in French sceptique…
in Turkish kuşkucu/şüpheci kimse…
in Italian scettico, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 持懷疑態度的人…
in Russian скептик…
in Polish scepty-k/czka…
in Spanish escéptico…
in Portuguese cético, -a…
in German der/die Skeptiker(in)…
in Catalan escèptic, -a…
in Japanese (英)懐疑論者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 持怀疑态度的人…
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