scepticism


scepticism
(BrE) (AmE skepticism) noun
ADJECTIVE
considerable, deep, extreme, great
healthy
growing
general, widespread
public
initial

My initial scepticism was replaced with respectful admiration.

… OF SCEPTICISM/SKEPTICISM
degree, great deal

I regard their press releases with a degree of scepticism.

healthy dose

The President's claim must be regarded with a healthy dose of scepticism.

VERB + SCEPTICISM/SKEPTICISM
have

She has a healthy scepticism towards/toward the claims in the company's report.

express, voice
share

Some attorneys share her scepticism about the new plan.

be greeted with, be met with, be treated with, be viewed with

This claim has often been met with scepticism.

PREPOSITION
with scepticism

This theory was initially received with great scepticism by her fellow scientists.

scepticism about, scepticism over, scepticism towards/toward

He expressed a great deal of scepticism about the value of psychoanalysis.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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