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 ?
He was on the point of beginning, and then shook his head, doubtfully.
Well, the fact is they're advertising for a shop-walker tomorrow," said Athelny, looking at him doubtfully through his glasses.
As soon as Stepan Arkadyevitch let go his hand, he glanced doubtfully at his father, and like a bird set free, he darted out of the room.
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.
That's all very well, sir," the chauffeur objected doubtfully, "but I don't believe the road's even passable, and the floods seem to me to be rising.
But perceiving that the elders eyed her doubtfully, she gasped for breath, and again spoke.
He reclined against a stone in the agonies of death; but it seemed as if his spirit could not pass away while the fight yet raged so doubtfully.
Pelageya stopped doubtfully, but in Pierre's face there was such a look of sincere penitence, and Prince Andrew glanced so meekly now at her and now at Pierre, that she was gradually reassured.
I'm not so sure about that," remarked Uncle Henry, shaking his gray head doubtfully.
Lynde and Marilla crept to her door before they went to bed, shook their heads doubtfully at each other over the silence, and went away.
When Zarathustra had spoken these words, he paused, like one who had not said his last word; and long did he balance the staff doubtfully in his hand.
These apeople are amad," she muttered, and the belief was further confirmed when, doubtfully sending Gwyn and the van out to a cold autumn fairground, it was found that the sales of ice creams, on that frosty day, didn't flinch.