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scepticism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscepticismscep‧ti‧cis‧m British English, skepticism American English /ˈskeptɪsɪzəm/ ●○○ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 BELIEVE#an attitude of doubting that particular claims or statements are true or that something will happen
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scepticismHe found in Byers a bracing scepticism like his own.Some people claim otherwise and argue vociferously for complete scepticism.Like policemen, they have a hardened scepticism about humanity.I suspect this, like compulsory religious education, gave me a lifelong scepticism about obligatory elements in any curriculum.For this reason, arguments for the existence of the monster based upon visual evidence have met with a good deal of scepticism.Though greeted with nothing like the derision that met Howarth's six-page statement, the spokesmen encountered a fair degree of scepticism.Public scepticism and opposition had to be overcome before the system could function effectively, he said.Accordingly, sophisticated econometric analyses of balance of payments behaviour should be treated with strong scepticism.
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