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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sceptic
 懷疑論者

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scep·tic Scep·tic·al, Scep·ti·cism, etc. See Skeptic, Skeptical, Skepticism, etc.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skep·tic n.  [Written also sceptic.]
 1. One who is yet undecided as to what is true; one who is looking or inquiring for what is true; an inquirer after facts or reasons.
 2. Metaph. A doubter as to whether any fact or truth can be certainly known; a universal doubter; a Pyrrhonist; hence, in modern usage, occasionally, a person who questions whether any truth or fact can be established on philosophical grounds; sometimes, a critical inquirer, in opposition to a dogmatist.
    All this criticism [of Hume] proceeds upon the erroneous hypothesis that he was a dogmatist. He was a skeptic; that is, he accepted the principles asserted by the prevailing dogmatism: and only showed that such and such conclusions were, on these principles, inevitable.   --Sir W. Hamilton.
 3. Theol. A person who doubts the existence and perfections of God, or the truth of revelation; one who disbelieves the divine origin of the Christian religion.
    Suffer not your faith to be shaken by the sophistries of skeptics.   --S. Clarke.
 Note:This word and its derivatives are often written with c instead of k in the first syllable, -- sceptic, sceptical, scepticism, etc. Dr. Johnson, struck with the extraordinary irregularity of giving c its hard sound before e, altered the spelling, and his example has been followed by most of the lexicographers who have succeeded him; yet the prevalent practice among English writers and printers is in favor of the other mode. In the United States this practice is reversed, a large and increasing majority of educated persons preferring the orthography which is most in accordance with etymology and analogy.
 Syn: -- Infidel; unbeliever; doubter. -- See Infidel.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sceptic
      n : someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs [syn: skeptic,
           doubter]