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 (do͞o-bī′ĭ-tē, dyo͞o-)
n. pl. du·bi·e·ties
1. The condition of being doubtful or uncertain. See Synonyms at uncertainty.
2. A feeling or matter of doubt: "His feeling partook less of intuitional conviction than of strong suspicion clogged by strange dubieties" (Herman Melville).

[Late Latin dubietās, from Latin dubius, doubtful; see dubious.]


(djuːˈbaɪɪtɪ) or


n, pl -ties
1. the state of being doubtful
2. a doubtful matter
[C18: from Late Latin dubietās, from Latin dubius dubious]


(duˈbaɪ ɪ ti, dyu-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. doubtfulness; doubt.
2. a matter of doubt.
[1740–50; < Latin dubietās, derivative of dubi(us) dubious]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dubiety - the state of being unsure of somethingdubiety - the state of being unsure of something
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
arriere pensee, mental reservation, reservation - an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly
distrust, mistrust, suspicion, misgiving - doubt about someone's honesty
disbelief, incredulity, mental rejection, skepticism - doubt about the truth of something
indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution - doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action; "his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost"
peradventure - doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case; "this proves beyond peradventure that he is innocent"
suspense - an uncertain cognitive state; "the matter remained in suspense for several years"


شَك، إرْتِياب، شَك
vafi; vafaatriîi


[djuːˈbaɪətɪ] Nincertidumbre f


n (form)Zweifel pl


[djuːˈbaɪətɪ] n (frm) → incertezza


(ˈdjuːbiəs) adjective
1. doubtful. I am dubious about the wisdom of this action.
2. probably not honest. dubious behaviour.
dubiety (djuˈbaiəti) noun
(formal) doubt; dubiousness.
ˈdubiousness noun
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Much of the anxieties or dubieties are due to the blending, or unblending inclusion of conflicting shibboleths.
All in all, Hausswald's Sources B (Anna Magdalena Bach) and C, which he used as controls for dubieties in Source A (the autograph), are not really much help, since both were less careful than Bach, particularly in the placing of slurs, the single most problematical aspect of editing these pieces.
What Warren's study brings to scholarly understanding of Romantic Orientalism is a more critically poised recognition of how the second generation understood, rather sharply, the ricochet effect of projecting their poetic and political anxieties onto an Oriental scene that refracted their own dubieties.
all of which have better financial health than Portuguese, Italy, Greece and Spain (PIGS) and keep their local markets comparatively sound amid dubieties of euro debts.