• (GA) IPA: /ˈskɛp.tɪˌsɪ.zəm/

skepticism (American spelling)

  1. The practice or philosophy of being a skeptic.
  2. A studied attitude of questioning and doubt
  3. The doctrine that absolute knowledge is not possible
  4. A methodology that starts from a neutral standpoint and aims to acquire certainty though scientific or logical observation.
  5. Doubt or disbelief of religious doctrines
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