how to pronounce skeptical


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skeptical is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of skeptical in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… people who are super skeptical of coming …”

meanings of skeptical


  1. Of or relating to philosophical skepticism or the skeptics.
  2. Having, or expressing doubt; questioning. My teacher was skeptical when I told her my dog ate my homework.

skeptical frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word skeptical occurs in english on average 7.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics skeptical can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that skeptical can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

words that rhyme with skeptical


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