In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person/attitude) escépticoto be skeptical of / about sb/sth — tener dudas acerca de/con respecto a algn/algo
- I'm highly skeptical about him/his chances — tengo mis serias dudas acerca de / con respecto a él/sus posibilidades
- the board remains skeptical of the proposal — la junta continúa mostrándose escéptica acerca de la propuesta
- Colleagues were sceptical, his oncologists incredulous.
- We live in a world that is rightly suspicious of offers that seem too good to be true; we are often skeptical and even cynical.
- Although most respondents were enthusiastic or supportive of booking, about a quarter were sceptical or not convinced of its value.
- The Prime Minister is sceptical and questions the timing of the new allegations.
- Samples of your work can also go a long way to convincing a sceptical customer to buy.
- This has severely hampered the government's efforts to convince those skeptical of the EU to trust it in the matter of the constitution.
- It's not easy convincing skeptical bosses to invest in infosecurity programs.
- He responded to a skeptical question by encouraging us to view his outline as a map.
- Has his speech convinced a skeptical British public that action is needed, with or without the UN?
- He has managed to convince even the most sceptical among us that Scottish rugby may indeed have a future fit to mirror its glorious past.
- My conviction was so strong that I convinced my skeptical high school English teacher by giving him readings and arguing with him.
- Not only does he need to convince a sceptical market, he also has to reach an increasingly disillusioned customer.
- Public opinion, already highly skeptical and suspicious of European Institutions, reached new lows.
- He questions authority and is skeptical of preconceived ideas, offering in their place an objective insight.
- You do get functionally sceptical and tend to doubt what people tell you.
- Experience suggests that the public will remain wisely sceptical on the question.
- His legacy is to remind us to be sceptical about science and suspicious of facts.
- Instead of excitement about the project, most people have been left sceptical and suspicious about how the £750m of public money has been spent.
- A very interesting study claims that skeptical consumers are more easily won with emotion.
- Some of his best mates are journalists, but generally he is sceptical and distrustful of the media and never saw his role as a background briefer to reporters.
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