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skeptical
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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

or more rarely:

generally tending to doubt what others believe
  • Methuselah is an African Grey parrot with a fine scaly look to his head, a sharp skeptical eye like Miss Leep's, and a scarlet tail.
    Book 1 — Genesis (69% in)
  • Nelson stared at me with such pure, annoyed skepticism I was tempted to doubt my own word.
    Book 3 — Judges (16% in)
  • So you'll forgive me if I'm skeptical, Brother Price.
    Book 3 — Judges (49% in)
  • He was marked early on by his orphaned state, his displacement, his zealous skeptical mind, his aloneness.
    Book 5 — Exodus (46% in)

There are no more uses of "skeptical" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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