What does doubtful mean?

Definitions for doubtful
ˈdaʊt fəldoubt·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. 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"

  3. doubtful, tentative(adj)

    unsettled in mind or opinion

    "drew a few tentative conclusions"

Wiktionary

  1. doubtful(Adjective)

    Subject to, or causing doubt

  2. doubtful(Adjective)

    Experiencing or showing doubt

  3. doubtful(Adjective)

    Undecided or of uncertain outcome

  4. doubtful(Adjective)

    Fearsome, dreadful.

  5. doubtful(Adjective)

    Improbable or unlikely

  6. doubtful(Adjective)

    Suspicious, or of dubious character

  7. doubtful(Adjective)

    Unclear or unreliable

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doubtful(adj)

    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. Doubtful(adj)

    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. Doubtful(adj)

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

  4. Doubtful(adj)

    of uncertain issue or event

  5. Doubtful(adj)

    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. Richard Baxter:

    In necessary things, unity in doubtful things, liberty in all things, charity.

  2. Valery Nesterov:

    Totally bypassing Ukraine in the time that has been set is doubtful, we believe that in 5 to 10 years relations with Ukraine will stabilise and some of the transit flows will remain.

  3. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh:

    Given constraints on the company's finances, it is doubtful that Maryland could have collected this amount from Noridian Healthcare even if it obtained an equal or higher judgment after years of litigation.

  4. Herbert Hensley Henson:

    Men are doubtful and skeptical about the Church they suspect and dislike the clergy they are impatient of theological systems but for Jesus Christ, as he stand out to view in the sacred pages, as they dimly realize him in their own best selves, as they catch faint traces of him in the lives of his saints, they have no other sentiments than those of respect and affection.

  5. Mireya Solis:

    I am very doubtful we can have a ratification vote before the end of this year, we are thinking this is going to spill over to 2016 and this opens up all kinds of interesting possibilities.

Images & Illustrations of doubtful

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