inclined to ; having an attitude of doubt:
a skeptical young woman who will question whatever you say.
doubtful about a particular thing:
My teacher thinks I can get a scholarship, but I’m skeptical.
a skeptical smile.
denying or questioning the tenets of a religion:
a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to Skeptics or Skepticism.
Like Obama, FDR was skeptical of social reform through the judiciary.
Spreading the Wealth Around Cass Sunstein October 28, 2008
Interestingly, Weir was skeptical of these most diehard and even surprisingly pragmatic about their lifestyle.
Bob Weir on Drugged-Out Deadheads and Living in Jerry Garcia’s Shadow Emily Shire April 24, 2014
Goodell otherwise bobbed and weaved his way through half an hour of grilling by skeptical reporters.
Roger Goodell’s TV Disaster Shows What’s Wrong With The NFL Lloyd Grove September 18, 2014
Pecora records what he heard and thought about in a fluid, skeptical manner.
Goldman’s Crisis Control Michael Thomas July 20, 2009
Maybe I am obligated to keep casting a skeptical eye in the direction of his brooding darkness until we both are silenced by time.
Behind Rove’s Latest Lies James C. Moore August 12, 2009
What could be more singular than to see the skeptical Franklin and the religious Hamilton thus opposed upon this question!
Benjamin Franklin John Torrey Morse, Jr.
It was the Englishman, skeptical, because of our advice, who dropped the bar.
A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter
In accepting his guardianship, Mr. Raby struggled stoutly against two prejudices: Faraday was plain-looking and skeptical.
The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales Bret Harte
Suppose it skeptical, as to all spiritual truth; can it enter there?
Aurelian William Ware
Terence, skeptical, a bit sharp, would look for the simplest way to pass through a labyrinth and come out on the other side.
The Trial of Callista Blake Edgar Pangborn
also sceptical, 1630s; see skeptic + -al (1). Related: Skeptically.
attitude or temper; doubt. doubt or unbelief with regard to a religion, especially Christianity. (initial capital letter) the doctrines or opinions of philosophical Skeptics; universal doubt. Contemporary Examples It appears that even the president sensed his announcement would be greeted with skepticism. SWAT Lobby Shoots to Kill Police Reform After Ferguson Tim Mak December 1, […]
designed or constructed to prevent the of a vehicle, especially by reducing hydraulic pressure in the brake system to prevent the brakes from locking.
- Anti skidding
a plank, bar, log, or the like, especially one of a pair, on which something heavy may be slid or rolled along. one of a number of such logs or timbers forming a skidway. a low mobile platform on which goods are placed for ease in handling, moving, etc. Compare . a plank, log, low […]
an act or instance of hijacking an aircraft. to (an airliner), especially in order to hold the passengers and plane for ransom or for political reasons. Contemporary Examples The interrogation of the skyjacking theory would start with the choice of airport, and the choice of the flight. The Tripwire on Flight 370 Clive Irving March […]