1. skepticism

noun. ['ˈskɛptɪˌsɪzəm'] doubt about the truth of something.


  • doubt
  • dubiousness
  • incertitude
  • disbelief
  • mental rejection
  • doubtfulness
  • uncertainty
  • dubiety


  • trust
  • believe
  • probability
  • predictability

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Rhymes with Skepticism

  • abolitionism
  • absenteeism
  • absolutism
  • activism
  • adventurism
  • adventurism
  • agrarianism
  • alcoholism
  • altruism
  • amateurism
  • americanism
  • anachronism
  • aneurism
  • anglo-catholicism
  • animism
  • antagonism
  • anthropomorphism
  • anti-catholicism
  • anti-catholicism
  • antidisestablishmentarianism

How do you pronounce skepticism?

Pronounce skepticism as ˈskɛptɪˌsɪzəm.

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Sentences with skepticism

1. Noun, singular or mass
These difficulties can lead to scholastic under-achievement, which creates teacher skepticism of your child's giftedness.

Quotes about skepticism

1. My humor is my creativity, and my skepticism is a gift.
- J. Tillman

2. Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.
- Robert K. Merton, Social Theory and Social Structure

3. The desire for a strong faith is not the proof of a strong faith, rather the opposite. If one has it one may permit oneself the beautiful luxury of skepticism: one is secure enough, fixed enough for it.
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

2. skepticism

noun. ['ˈskɛptɪˌsɪzəm'] the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge.


  • unbelief
  • scepticism
  • disbelief


  • cocksureness
  • certitude
  • unsure
  • sureness