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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Skeptic (0.01118 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Skeptic.
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: skeptic orang yang suka merayu
English → English (WordNet) Definition: skeptic skeptic n : someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs [syn: sceptic, doubter]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Skeptic Skeptic \Skep"tic\, n. [Gr. skeptiko`s thoughtful, reflective, fr. ske`ptesqai to look carefully or about, to view, consider: cf. L. scepticus, F. sceptique. See Scope.] [Written also sceptic.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metaph.) 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. [1913 Webster] All this criticism [of Hume] proceeds upon the erroneous hypothesis that he was a dogmatist. He was a skeptic; that is, he accepted the principles asserted by the prevailing dogmatism: and only showed that such and such conclusions were, on these principles, inevitable. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Theol.) 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. [1913 Webster] Suffer not your faith to be shaken by the sophistries of skeptics. --S. Clarke. [1913 Webster] Note: This word and its derivatives are often written with c instead of k in the first syllable, -- sceptic, sceptical, scepticism, etc. Dr. Johnson, struck with the extraordinary irregularity of giving c its hard sound before e, altered the spelling, and his example has been followed by most of the lexicographers who have succeeded him; yet the prevalent practice among English writers and printers is in favor of the other mode. In the United States this practice is reversed, a large and increasing majority of educated persons preferring the orthography which is most in accordance with etymology and analogy. [1913 Webster] Syn: Infidel; unbeliever; doubter. -- See Infidel. [1913 Webster] Skeptic \Skep"tic\, Skeptical \Skep"tic*al\, a. [Written also sceptic, sceptical.] 1. Of or pertaining to a sceptic or skepticism; characterized by skepticism; hesitating to admit the certainly of doctrines or principles; doubting of everything. [1913 Webster] 2. (Theol.) Doubting or denying the truth of revelation, or the sacred Scriptures. [1913 Webster] The skeptical system subverts the whole foundation of morals. --R. Hall. [1913 Webster] -- Skep"tac*al*ly, adv. -- Skep"tic*al*ness, n. [1913 Webster]

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