When one is influenced by another's skepticism to change one's own action. Usually, one is doing something that is generally held to be unwise, but seems to be a brilliant idea to the beholder.
I was going to jump off the roof of our building with an umbrella, but my brother skepticated the idea. Later, I read in the paper that a man jumped from his building with an umbrella and broke both his legs.
by DocGurl August 30, 2008