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Meaning of DUBIOUS

Pronunciation:  'doobeeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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"
  2. [adj]  not convinced; "they admitted the force of my argument but remained dubious"
  3. [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
 

DUBIOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: doubtful, dubitable, in question(p), incertain, questionable, uncertain, unconvinced, unsure
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Du"bi*ous\, a. [L. dubius, dubiosus, fr. duo two. See
{Two}, and cf. {Doubt}.]
1. Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt;
   wavering or fluctuating; undetermined. ``Dubious policy.''
   --Sir T. Scott.

         A dubious, agitated state of mind. --Thackeray.

2. Occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal;
   questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer.

         Wiping the dingy shirt with a still more dubious
         pocket handkerchief.                  --Thackeray.

3. Of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle.

Syn: Doubtful; doubting; unsettled; undetermined; equivocal;
     uncertain. Cf. {Doubtful}.

 
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