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.
For all my scepticism, I had an unexpectedly romantic evening.
The Great Valentine’s Day Hangover Emma Woolf February 14, 2014
Some say that the medical sect called Empiricism is 236 the same as scepticism.
Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism Mary Mills Patrick
scepticism was not only in his conscious thought but in the very tissues of his mind.
Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
scepticism of Xenophanes — complaint of philosophy as unsatisfactory.
Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume I (of 4) George Grote
There is no scepticism among the labourers now, I assure you.
City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
One can positively never be deceived if one mistrusts everything in the world, even one’s own scepticism.
The Road to the Open Arthur Schnitzler
He goes beyond facts in his scepticism, as they did in their idealism.
To these elements of scepticism, conveyed to him from Jewish literature, others were added from without.
History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6) Heinrich Graetz
There was a tinge of scepticism in his voice, though he tried to hide it.
Young Mr. Barter’s Repentance David Christie Murray
So far from disbelieving everything, scepticism went everywhere in search of truth and certainty.
English Secularism George Jacob Holyoake
also scepticism, 1640s, from skeptic + -ism. Specifically regarding Christian religion, from 1800.
In philosophy, the position that what cannot be proved by reason should not be believed. One of the main tasks of epistemology is to find an answer to the charge of some extreme skeptics that no knowledge is possible.
of or relating to , scholars, or education: scholastic attainments. of or relating to secondary education or : a scholastic meet. . of or relating to the medieval schoolmen. (sometimes initial capital letter) a schoolman, a disciple of the schoolmen, or an adherent of . a person. Roman Catholic Church. a student in a scholasticate. […]
(sometimes initial capital letter) the system of theological and philosophical teaching predominant in the Middle Ages, based chiefly upon the authority of the church fathers and of Aristotle and his commentators. narrow adherence to traditional teachings, doctrines, or methods. Historical Examples In its earliest form it cannot be denied that scholasticism did good. The Catholic […]
a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws: the mathematical sciences. systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation. any of the branches of natural or . systematized knowledge in general. knowledge, as of facts […]
of or relating to science or the sciences: scientific studies. occupied or concerned with science: scientific experts. regulated by or conforming to the principles of exact science: scientific procedures. systematic or accurate in the manner of an exact science. Contemporary Examples But in sum, their innovations in 2010 will define the technological, scientific, and social […]