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ˈdaʊt fəldoubt·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doubtful, dubious, dubitable, in question(p)adjective

    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

  2. doubtful, dubiousadjective

    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"

  3. doubtful, tentativeadjective

    unsettled in mind or opinion

    "drew a few tentative conclusions"

Wiktionary

  1. doubtfuladjective

    Subject to, or causing doubt

  2. doubtfuladjective

    Experiencing or showing doubt

  3. doubtfuladjective

    Undecided or of uncertain outcome

  4. doubtfuladjective

    Fearsome, dreadful.

  5. doubtfuladjective

    Improbable or unlikely

  6. doubtfuladjective

    Suspicious, or of dubious character

  7. doubtfuladjective

    Unclear or unreliable

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doubtfuladjective

    not settled in opinion; undetermined; wavering; hesitating in belief; also used, metaphorically, of the body when its action is affected by such a state of mind; as, we are doubtful of a fact, or of the propriety of a measure

  2. Doubtfuladjective

    admitting of doubt; not obvious, clear, or certain; questionable; not decided; not easy to be defined, classed, or named; as, a doubtful case, hue, claim, title, species, and the like

  3. Doubtfuladjective

    characterized by ambiguity; dubious; as, a doubtful expression; a doubtful phrase

  4. Doubtfuladjective

    of uncertain issue or event

  5. Doubtfuladjective

    fearful; apprehensive; suspicious

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'doubtful' in Adjectives Frequency: #883

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of doubtful in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of doubtful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of doubtful in a Sentence

  1. Vivien Yang:

    It is nearly impossible to influence the oil price long-term by freezing production as unconventional oil and gas and alternative energy may enter the market to bring down the price, the recent failed OPEC attempt to freeze production may cause grief from oil producers, but in reality even if it was successful its long term effect is doubtful.

  2. Tryon Edwards:

    Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?

  3. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    We admire and love those people who constantly tease us, but we are doubtful of those who show us too much love.

  4. Danielle Torres:

    My reaction was doubtful, seems to me that we don't have the facts yet. It leaves more questions than answers.

  5. Francis Collins:

    Christians, of all people, are supposed to be particularly worried about their neighbors, if you are a Christian, or if you're anybody who has not yet gotten vaccinated, hit the reset button on whatever information you have that's causing you to be doubtful or hesitant or fearful, and look at the evidence.

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