[ adjective ] (religion) denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion
"a skeptical approach to the nature of miracles"
Used in print(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
However , many herpetologists remain skeptical and would prefer a tentative maximum of about 30 feet .
[ adjective ] marked by or given to doubt
"a skeptical attitude" "a skeptical listener"
Used in print(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)
Some musicians were enthusiastic , some skeptical .(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)
Faulkner has found it useful , but he has employed it with his habitual independence of mind and skeptical outlook .