doubtfully


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doubt·ful

 (dout′fəl)
adj.
1. Subject to or causing doubt: a doubtful claim; doubtful prospects.
2. Experiencing or showing doubt: Doubtful that the cord would hold, we strengthened it.
3. Of uncertain outcome; undecided.
4. Raising doubts as to legitimacy, honesty, or respectability; suspicious: the candidate's doubtful past. See Usage Note at doubt.

doubt′ful·ly adv.
doubt′ful·ness n.
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Adv.1.doubtfully - in a doubtful manner; "Gerald shook his head doubtfully"

doubtfully

adverb
Translations
nejistěpochybně
uvis
két kedve
á vafasaman hátt
kuşkuylatereddütle

doubtfully

[ˈdaʊtfəlɪ] ADV
1. (= unconvincedly) → sin estar convencido
Ralph looked at him doubtfullyRalph lo miró muy poco convencido
"I suppose not," he said doubtfully-supongo que no -dijo él poco convencido or sin demasiado convencimiento
2. (= questionably) → dudosamente
the painting is doubtfully ascribed to Picassoel cuadro se ha atribuído dudosamente a Picasso

doubtfully

[ˈdaʊtfʊli] adv (= dubiously) [say, ask] → d'un ton incertain, d'un ton hésitant

doubtfully

adv
(= uncertainly)unsicher
(= questionably, dubiously) attributedfraglicherweise

doubtfully

[ˈdaʊtfəlɪ] adv (unconvincedly) → con aria dubbiosa, senza convinzione

doubt

(daut) verb
1. to feel uncertain about, but inclined not to believe. I doubt if he'll come now; He might have a screwdriver, but I doubt it.
2. not to be sure of the reliability of. Sometimes I doubt your intelligence!
noun
a feeling of not being sure and sometimes of being suspicious. There is some doubt as to what happened; I have doubts about that place.
ˈdoubtful adjective
1. feeling doubt; uncertain what to think, expect etc. He is doubtful about the future of the school.
2. able to be doubted; not clear. The outcome is doubtful; a doubtful result.
3. uncertain but rather unlikely, unhopeful etc. It is doubtful whether this will work; a doubtful improvement.
4. suspicious. He's rather a doubtful character.
ˈdoubtfully adverb
ˈdoubtfulness noun
ˈdoubtless adverb
probably. John has doubtless told you about me.
beyond doubt
certain(ly). Beyond doubt, they will arrive tomorrow; His honesty is beyond doubt.
in doubt
uncertain. The result of the dispute is still in doubt.
no doubt
surely; probably. No doubt you would like to see your bedroom; He will come back again tomorrow, no doubt.
References in classic literature ?
And then he saw Spear standing apart regarding him doubtfully.
Now, what was unquestionably important, a portion of these popular rumors could be traced, though rather doubtfully and indistinctly, to chance words and obscure hints of the executed wizard's son, and the father of this present Matthew Maule.
not the mother's smile, responding to it, as other babies do, by that faint, embryo smile of the little mouth, remembered so doubtfully afterwards, and with such fond discussion whether it were indeed a smile.
said Haley, looking doubtfully at Marks; "partner, perhaps?
As you do us such ample justice now," said Emma, laughing, "I will venture to ask, whether you did not come a little doubtfully at first?
Mind you don't," said Bessie; and when she had ascertained that I was really subsiding, she loosened her hold of me; then she and Miss Abbot stood with folded arms, looking darkly and doubtfully on my face, as incredulous of my sanity.
As he shut up his pocketbook, he glanced toward Magdalen doubtfully.
After looking doubtfully at it, two or three times, as if to be sure that it was really there, he laid down his work, put his hand to his neck, and took off a blackened string with a scrap of folded rag attached to it.
You are better at making of kings, Mopo, than at the saving of one who was your king from the stroke of a wanderer," said the leader of the Bees, looking at me doubtfully.
Miss Wilson looked doubtfully at him, but, being in haste, went indoors without further comment.
I--I'm a little girl,' said Alice, rather doubtfully, as she remembered the number of changes she had gone through that day.
But I wish to preserve them for emergencies," said Pigling Bland doubtfully.