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used in The Magic Mountain

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doubtful (that something is true or worthwhile)

or more rarely:

generally tending to doubt what others believe
  • And you are a dyed-in-the-wool critic and skeptic, if I do say so!
    5.1 - Eternal Soup and Sudden Clarity (66% in)
  • As she said her good-byes, Frau Stohr wept great tears, the unsalty, free-flowing tears of the uncultured; and in the next moment, behind Joachim's back, she turned to the teacher, shook her head, and wagged one hand, its fingers splayed—her sour expression reflecting a vulgar skepticism about Joachim's permission to depart and how he would manage now.
    6.4 - An Outburst of Temper / Something Very Embarrassing (89% in)
  • The honest old scholar suffered every abuse imaginable as a result of young Leo's intellectual obstinacy, captiousness, skepticism, contrariness, and cutting dialectical logic.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (8% in)
  • Frau Stohr, as we know, had felt that way from the first; she found her own vulgar skepticism, with which she had sent Joachim on his way down to the flatlands, confirmed, and did not mind praising herself for it.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (9% in)
  • Cam miof When the moral courage to decide and differentiate between fraud and reality begins to melt away, that marks the end of life itself, of formed opinions, of values, of any improving deed, and the corruptive process of moral skepticism begins its awful work.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (48% in)
  • To which he replied that in that regard he would maintain all due humility and the freedom of skepticism.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (43% in)
  • The Absolute, the holy terror these times require, can arise only out of the most radical skepticism, out of moral chaos.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (65% in)

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