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used in Catch-22

5 uses
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doubtful (that something is true or worthwhile)

or more rarely:

generally tending to doubt what others believe
  • 'Thirty dollars each?' remarked Aarfy slowly, poking and patting each of the three strapping girls skeptically with the air of a grudging connoisseur.
    Chapter 23 — Natley's Old Man (2% in)
  • 'I'm not so crazy about breaded veal cutlets,' grumbled the skeptical B-25 commander in the north of Corsica.
    Chapter 24 — Milo (3% in)
  • He was pinched perspinngly in the epistemological dilemma of the skeptic, unable to accept solutions to problems he was unwilling to dismiss as unsolvable.
    Chapter 25 — The Chaplain (7% in)
  • He curled his lip skeptically at Dunbar's bit of news and slept on it fitfully for a day or two, then woke up while the nurses were elsewhere and eased himself out of bed to see for himself.
    Chapter 26 — Aarfy (70% in)
  • Yossarian rejected the advice with a skeptical shake of his head.
    Chapter 42 — Yossarian (35% in)

There are no more uses of "skeptical" in Catch-22.

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