Pronunciation: (skep'tu-siz"um), [key]
1. skeptical attitude or temper; doubt.
2. doubt or unbelief with regard to a religion, esp. Christianity.
3. (cap.) the doctrines or opinions of philosophical Skeptics; universal doubt. Also,scepticism.
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