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


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·ti·cism n.  [Written also scepticism.]
 1. An undecided, inquiring state of mind; doubt; uncertainty.
    That momentary amazement, and irresolution, and confusion, which is the result of skepticism.   --Hune.
 2. Metaph. The doctrine that no fact or principle can be certainly known; the tenet that all knowledge is uncertain; Pyrrohonism; universal doubt; the position that no fact or truth, however worthy of confidence, can be established on philosophical grounds; critical investigation or inquiry, as opposed to the positive assumption or assertion of certain principles.
 3. Theol. A doubting of the truth of revelation, or a denial of the divine origin of the Christian religion, or of the being, perfections, or truth of God.
    Let no . . . secret skepticism lead any one to doubt whether this blessed prospect will be realized.   --S. Miller.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge [syn: agnosticism,