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sceptic

(archaic and US), skeptic
1. a person who habitually doubts the authenticity of accepted beliefs
2. a person who doubts the truth of religion, esp Christianity
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The US has reacted sceptically to Kofi Annan's announcement that Syria has accepted a UN-sponsored peace plan, saying it would judge President Bashar al-Assad's sincerity by what he did and not by what he said.
MEPs have reacted sceptically to the European Commission's announcement that it will publish a Communication to interpret the 2004 EU public procurement Directives (17 and 18/2004/EC).
No wonder Alistair Darling is looking sceptically at the project.
Immediately afterwards, several delegates began to sceptically pull out the various anomalies with the method.
When the plans were shown for the first time, at St Patrick's RC Primary School, in Deedmore Road, last week, residents reacted sceptically to the ideas.
Congress is also looking sceptically at Bush's request for pounds 60 billion to help rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan.
But in America, the White House reacted sceptically.
Speaking during a Bundestag debate in Berlin, German FM Joschka Fischer says: "All European nations would view the broadening [of the US-led anti-terrorist campaign into Iraq] highly sceptically - and that's putting it diplomatically".
htm) Energy analysts reacted sceptically to Miliband's promise to freeze energy prices and said the plan "did not add up".
Warsaw, one of the most pro-American countries in Europe, had looked sceptically at Obama's efforts to "reset" relations with Moscow.
side has looked sceptically at Pakistani requests to share information about coming raids.
Libyan claims of civilian casualties from Nato attacks have sometimes been received sceptically by international media.