Skepticism

skeptic+ism

Skeptic

The base of the word "skepticism" is skeptic. Skeptic means a person inclined to question or doubt all accepted opinions. When someone is skeptic, they doubt something or someone. People who are skeptic, are many times judgmental.

-ism

The suffix of the word "skepticism" is -ism. -Ism means the belief or attitude of (a person).

Skepticism

The word "skepticism" is a combination of "skeptic" and "ism". Skepticism means the belief or attitude of a person inclined to question or doubt all accepted opinions. To make this word by combining the base and suffix is pretty simple. Someone can be skeptic and the suffix -ism is what changes the action of being skeptic, to a noun, skepticism. The suffix actually adds the possession to the person and that helps it become the noun, skepticism. A sentence to help show how this noun is used is "His skepticism may have led him into errors of his own.".