scepticism noun

ADJ. complete, total | considerable, deep, extreme, great | healthy | growing | widespread | initial My initial scepticism was replaced with respectful admiration.

QUANT. certain amount, degree, great deal I regard their press releases with a degree of scepticism.

VERB + SCEPTICISM have She has a healthy scepticism towards the claims in the company's report. | express, voice

PREP. with ~ This theory was initially received with great scepticism by her fellow scientists. | ~ about/over/towards He expressed a great deal of scepticism about the value of psychoanalysis.