Scepticism vs Skepticism what difference

what is difference between Scepticism and Skepticism

English

Etymology

From Latin *scepticus, only in plural Sceptici (the sect of Skeptics), from Ancient Greek σκεπτικός (skeptikós, thoughtful, inquiring), from σκέπτομαι (sképtomai, I consider), compare to σκοπέω (skopéō, I view, examine).

Noun

scepticism (countable and uncountable, plural scepticisms)

  1. (British spelling) alternative form of skepticism
    • When, across the hundredfold poor scepticisms, trivialisms and constitutional cobwebberies of Dryasdust, you catch any glimpse of a William the Conqueror, a Tancred of Hauteville or suchlike, — do you not discern veritably some rude outline of a true God-made King [] ?

Related terms

  • sceptic
  • sceptical

Romanian

Etymology

From French scepticisme

Noun

scepticism n (uncountable)

  1. skepticism

Declension



English

Alternative forms

  • scepticism (Commonwealth English)

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈskɛp.tɪˌsɪ.zəm/

Etymology

skeptic +‎ -ism

Noun

skepticism (countable and uncountable, plural skepticisms) (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

Derived terms

Related terms

  • skeptic
  • skeptical

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