from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of skeptic.
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- n. Someone who is undecided as to what is true and enquires after facts.
- n. Someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs and claims presented by others, requiring strong evidence before accepting any belief or claim.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See skeptic, skeptical, skepticism, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See skeptic, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs
From Latin *scepticus, only in plural Sceptici ("the sect of Sceptics"), from Ancient Greek σκεπτικός (skeptikos, "thoughtful, inquiring"), from σκέπτομαι (skeptomai, "I consider"), compare to σκοπέω (skopeō, "I view, examine"). (Wiktionary)