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SKEPTICISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does skepticism mean? 

SKEPTICISM (noun)
  The noun SKEPTICISM has 2 senses:

1. doubt about the truth of something
2. the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge

  Familiarity information: SKEPTICISM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SKEPTICISM (noun)


Sense 1skepticism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Doubt about the truth of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

disbelief; incredulity; mental rejection; skepticism

Hypernyms ("skepticism" is a kind of...):

doubt; doubtfulness; dubiety; dubiousness; incertitude; uncertainty (the state of being unsure of something)


Sense 2skepticism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

scepticism; agnosticism; skepticism

Hypernyms ("skepticism" is a kind of...):

disbelief; unbelief (a rejection of belief)


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