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

How to pronounce doubtful?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. John Fund:

    It is doubtful they would have ever been detected.

  2. Anonymous:

    Unity in things necessary, liberty in things doubtful, charity in everything.

  3. Richard Baxter:

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

  4. Richard Baxter:

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

  5. Robert Frost:

    A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.

Images & Illustrations of doubtful

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