Definition of skeptic:
- 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.
- 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.
- Alt. of Skeptical
- 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.
materialist, profaner, questioner, anti-Christian, pagan, sceptic, scoffer, apostate, freethinker, Pyrrhonist, doubter, blasphemer, misbeliever, deist, latitudinarian, somatist, rationalist, belief, positivist, nihilist.
In order that I may not be misunderstood, in order that I may not be unjustly suspected of a credulity that does not belong to me, I wish to say at the outset that I am by nature and by lifelong habit of mind a skeptic.- "Recollections of a Varied Life", George Cary Eggleston.
The explanation entirely satisfied Max, though of course that skeptic of a Bandy- legs had to let his eyebrows go up in an arch as he listened; but then Bandy- legs would doubt anything that savored of the uncommon.- "At Whispering Pine Lodge", Lawrence J. Leslie.
- "The Mystery of Metropolisville", Edward Eggleston.