Is there something like a sceptical customer? Meaning a customer who questions everything.

Is it correct to use this word in this way?

  • I don't see why there couldn't be, the customer is human and humans can be sceptical... Do you have any context that could help to answer better? Jun 3, 2016 at 8:36
  • Yes, such use is fine.
    – vickyace
    Jun 3, 2016 at 8:36
  • No it was just the use of the word ... because I googled it to check whether this kind of collocation is possible and there weren't that many entries
    – mscola1975
    Jun 3, 2016 at 8:56
  • no - someone who is sceptical .. a sceptical person. Initially I wanted to use "sceptic customer" but that didn't sound right
    – mscola1975
    Jun 3, 2016 at 9:35

2 Answers 2


You can use skeptical in this case, yes. If you're looking for another/a more idiomatic phrase, what you are describing (especially since it is a chronic trait) sounds like a classic example of a doubting Thomas

someone who rarely trusts or believes things before having proof : a doubtful or skeptical person


There is absolutely nothing wrong with skeptical customer.

Eg (source):

The skeptical customer discounts much of what you say and a good deal of what you show, is looking for tricks and evasions and won't communicate any more than is absolutely necessary to get information on which to base a buying decision.

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