What does doubtful mean?

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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. Aung Zaw:

    If the election is free and fair, The NLD is going to win the majority of votes, but it is doubtful that they will be able to form the government.

  2. Sallust:

    All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.

  3. Curtis Houck:

    If you had told someone a few years ago, after Joy Behar's show on Current TV were canceled, that she would not only remain on ‘The View,’ but emerge as a far-left folk hero, it's doubtful that even the most ardent supporters would have predicted this, the Resistance can't seem to get enough of her.

  4. Robert Frost:

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

  5. Alan Tauber:

    ( H) e has had the most precious years of Chester Hollman III life stolen from Chester Hollman III by an indifferent system that too often refuses to re-examine doubtful cases or credit evidence of obvious innocence, we are only sorry that Chester Hollman III mother did not live to see Chester Hollman III declared an innocent man.

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