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dubious - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'dubious' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Dubious [ a.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'dubious' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . dubious [ s]
Meaning (1):
- fraught with uncertainty or doubt
Example in sentence:
  • dubious about agreeing to go;
  • it was doubtful whether she would be admitted;
  • they were doubtful that the cord would hold
Meaning (2):
- open to doubt or suspicion
Example in sentence:
  • he has a dubious record indeed;
  • it was more than dubitable whether the friend was as influential as she thought;
  • the candidate's doubtful past;
  • what one found uncertain the other found dubious or downright false
Meaning (3):
- not convinced
Example in sentence:
  • they admitted the force of my argument but remained dubious