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 (do͞o′bĭ-tə-bəl, dyo͞o′-)
Subject to doubt or question; uncertain.

[Latin dubitābilis, from dubitāre, to doubt; see doubt.]

du′bi·ta·bly adv.


open to doubt
[C17: from Latin dubitāre to doubt]
ˈdubitably adv


(ˈdu bɪ tə bəl, ˈdyu-)

open to doubt; doubtful; uncertain.
[1615–25; < Latin dubitābilis=dubitā(re) to doubt + -bilis -ble]
du′bi•ta•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dubitable - open to doubt or suspicion; "the candidate's doubtful past"; "he has a dubious record indeed"; "what one found uncertain the other found dubious or downright false"; "it was more than dubitable whether the friend was as influential as she thought"- Karen Horney
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"


References in classic literature ?
Here are no heights of truth overlooking the confused landscape of that dubitable domain.
La existencia del mundo externo, en cambio, no solo es dubitable, sino que tiene un caracter relativo: no es mas que una formacion de sentido constituida en y por la conciencia trascendental.
Although Major Banks has advocated using force against a host state that fails to prevent terrorist attacks originating within its borders, this is a dubitable proposition.
352) Robert Bejesky, Dubitable Security Threats and Low Intensity Interventions as the Achilles' Heel of War Powers, 32 MISS.
Insofar as the existence of the material world is dubitable, all sensations as representative ideas are materially false: they could be the basis for false judgments.
La conciencia, desde luego, forma aqui parte del ambito interno; todo lo demas es dubitable, aun el cuerpo y los sentidos.
An appeal to the rights of liberty and property to trump a right to health care thus seems prima facie dubitable.
In "Providential Justice and Political Economy in The House of the Seven Gables," Obenland argues that the novel is "not primarily concerned with the propagation and development of a unitary democratic national ethos, but it addresses a central cultural dilemma--the dubitable compatibility of Christian morality and capitalist liberalism" (205).
Certain reasons apt to induce impressions of implausibility are dubitable.
84, Allis again deploys a literary connection--Edward Bulwer-Lytton's (1803-73) fantastical novel A Strange Story of 1860--to exonerate a musical work from charges that in this case include a dubitable standard of creative inspiration alongside structural disjunction.
3) Though not flawless and of dubitable ethics (4), it serves as a bright contrast to policies of British North America and later of the United States.
Moreover the patients are able to judge only the practical part of quality and the technical quality judgement is still dubitable.