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skeptical
used in The Remains of the Day

5 uses
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Definition
doubtful (that something is true or worthwhile)

or more rarely:

generally tending to doubt what others believe
  • If you are sceptical, Mr Stevens, perhaps you will care to step out here and observe for yourself.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (16% in)
  • Although I did my best not to, something of my scepticism must have betrayed itself, for Mr Farraday then added, as though for reassurance, that were it to prove necessary, then an additional member of staff could be hired.
    Prologue (26% in)
  • In any case, for all Mr Graham's scepticism, I can remember he and I spending many evenings trying to put our fingers on the constitution of this 'dignity'.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (51% in)
  • Indeed, on the occasion one is fortunate enough to meet a great butler, far from experiencing any sceptical urge to demand a 'test', one is at a loss to imagine any situation which could ever dislodge a professionalism borne with such authority.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (98% in)
  • It is of course noticeable that the individuals who express such scepticism invariably turn out to be the most mediocre of our profession - those who know they lack the ability to progress to any position of note and who aspire only to drag as many down to their own level as possible - and one is hardly tempted to take such opinions seriously.
    3m — Day 3 - Morning (80% in)

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