Definitions for dubiousˈdu bi əs, ˈdyu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doubtful, dubious(adj)

    fraught with uncertainty or doubt

    "they were doubtful that the cord would hold"; "it was doubtful whether she would be admitted"; "dubious about agreeing to go"

  2. doubtful, dubious, dubitable, in question(p)(adj)

    open to doubt or suspicion

    "the candidate's doubtful past"; "he has a dubious record indeed"; "what one found uncertain the other found dubious or downright false"; "it was more than dubitable whether the friend was as influential as she thought"- Karen Horney

  3. dubious(adj)

    not convinced

    "they admitted the force of my argument but remained dubious"

Wiktionary

  1. dubious(Adjective)

    Arousing doubt; questionable; open to suspicion.

    After he made some dubious claims about the company, fewer people trusted him.

  2. dubious(Adjective)

    In disbelief; wavering, uncertain, or hesitating in opinion; inclined to doubt; undecided.

    She was dubious about my plan at first, but later I managed to persuade her to cooperate.

  3. Origin: From dubius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dubious(adj)

    doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt; wavering or fluctuating; undetermined

  2. Dubious(adj)

    occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal; questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer

  3. Dubious(adj)

    of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle


Translations for dubious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • tvivlrådig, tvivlende, tvivlsom, usikkerDanish
  • unsicher, ominös, dubios, fragwürdigGerman
  • αμφίβολος, αναποφάσιστος, αβέβαιος, ύποπτος, αμφιλεγόμενοςGreek
  • avieso, torvo, ambiguo, aleatorio, equívoco, turbio, dudosoSpanish
  • kyseenalainen, epävarma, epäilevä, arveluttava, epäilyttävä, epäluuloinenFinnish
  • aléatoire, douteux, torve, louche, ambigu, équivoqueFrench
  • կասկածելիArmenian
  • dubbio, torvo, equivoco, bieco, losco, ambiguoItalian
  • dubieusDutch
  • usikker, tvilrådig, tvilsomNorwegian
  • nieprzekonany, niepewnyPolish
  • dubiosRomanian
  • колеблющийся, сомневающийся, сомнительныйRussian
  • tvivelaktigSwedish

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