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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How to say doubtful in sign language?

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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. Chika Onuegbu:

    ''It is therefore doubtful if President Mohammadu Buhari will be able to deliver his campaign promises to Nigerians if the price of crude oil which accounts for some 90% of Nigeria’s total export revenue and 75% of total consolidated revenue continue to hover around $50 per barrel between now and 2019.'' Chika Onuegbu in his 2015 paper titled “HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE IMPACT OF GLOBAL OIL POLITICS ON CRUDE OIL PRICES, INVESTMENTS AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS IN THE NIGERIAN OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY”

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person does not become respectable simply by occupying high position in an organization or a nation; accepting an award or reward from a doubtful character is not respect but insult to a recipient who is worth to trust by the people.

  3. 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.

  4. Machiavelli:

    It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage, than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institutions and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new ones.

  5. Holly Prigerson:

    It is also difficult to draw conclusions regarding the clinical implications of the study, given patients are actively dying, it is doubtful that a psychosocial intervention or administration of an antidepressant will effectively improve the patients ’ quality of death.

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