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 (do͞o′bē-əs, dyo͞o′-)
1. Fraught with uncertainty or doubt; undecided.
2. Arousing doubt; doubtful: a dubious distinction.
3. Of questionable character: dubious profits.

[From Latin dubius; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

du′bi·ous·ly adv.
du′bi·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dubiousness - the state of being unsure of somethingdubiousness - 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"
2.dubiousness - uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something; "the dubiousness of his claim"; "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"
uncertainness, uncertainty, precariousness - being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance; "the uncertainty of the outcome"; "the precariousness of his income"


شَك، إشْتِباهٌ في، إرْتِياب
tvíræîni; óvissa
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(= questionable nature, of reputation, origin) → Zweifelhaftigkeit f; (of deal, claim, statement etc)Fragwürdigkeit f
(= uncertainty: of person) → Unsicherheit f; there was a certain dubiousness in his voicees lag ein gewisser Zweifel in seiner Stimme


[ˈdjuːbɪəsnɪs] n (uncertainty) → 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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