noun Date: 1646 1. an attitude of doubt or a disposition to incredulity either in general or toward a particular object 2. a. the doctrine that true knowledge or knowledge in a particular area is uncertain b. the method of suspended judgment, systematic doubt, or criticism characteristic of skeptics 3. doubt concerning basic religious principles (as immortality, providence, and revelation) Synonyms: see uncertainty

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