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skepticism (n.)

also scepticism, "the entertaining of mistrust, doubt, or disbelief," 1640s, from skeptic + -ism. Specifically from 1800 as "doubt or disbelief in the fundamental principles of the Christian religion." Earlier skepsis (from Greek skepsis) had been used in English for "philosophic doubt, skeptical philosophy" (1650s). Fuller's "Sermon of Assurances" (1630s) hasscepticalness "doubt."

updated on December 01, 2022

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