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"
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
"they admitted the force of my argument but remained dubious"
Arousing doubt; questionable; open to suspicion.
After he made some dubious claims about the company, fewer people trusted him.
In disbelief; wavering, uncertain, or hesitating in opinion; inclined to doubt; undecided.
She was dubious about my plan at first, but later I managed to persuade her to cooperate.
Origin: From dubius.
doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt; wavering or fluctuating; undetermined
occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal; questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer
of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dū′bi-us, adj. doubtful: undetermined: causing doubt: of uncertain event or issue.—adv. Dū′biously.—ns. Dū′biousness, Dubī′ety, Dubios′ity, doubtfulness. [L. dubius.]
The numerical value of dubious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of dubious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of dubious in a Sentence
If you do not know the donor and you do not know who the money is given to, where is the transparency? Dubious donations are now legitimised.
But just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried and exquisite friendship does not take away your taste for something new and dubious.
We really want to urge everyone to avoid dubious sources of information and stick with trusted sources like their state health departments or the United States Maine CDC, we're in a situation where fear and misinformation can spread more quickly than this virus.
It was inappropriate, it was improper for the president to request - to demand - an investigation into a political opponent, especially (from) a foreign power where there is at best dubious belief that this would be a completely impartial investigation and that this would have significant implications if it became public knowledge.
A person should not befool oneself rather than others by pretending to not understanding the dubious characters around oneself as the supporter people because the heart knows everything.
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- مشكوك فيهArabic
- tvivlrådig, tvivlende, tvivlsom, usikkerDanish
- unsicher, ominös, dubios, fragwürdigGerman
- αμφίβολος, αναποφάσιστος, αβέβαιος, ύποπτος, αμφιλεγόμενοςGreek
- avieso, torvo, ambiguo, aleatorio, equívoco, turbio, dudosoSpanish
- kyseenalainen, epävarma, epäilevä, arveluttava, epäilyttävä, epäluuloinenFinnish
- aléatoire, douteux, torve, louche, ambigu, équivoqueFrench
- dubbio, torvo, equivoco, bieco, losco, ambiguoItalian
- usikker, tvilrådig, tvilsomNorwegian
- nieprzekonany, niepewnyPolish
- колеблющийся, сомневающийся, сомнительныйRussian
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