dubitation


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dubitation

(ˌdjuːbɪˈteɪʃən)
n
another word for doubt
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Whereas only a few etymological dictionaries like ODEE (1966) or Hoad (1986) rightly content themselves with the statement "of unknown origin", the great majority, including NED [1907] = OED (1-2), Skeat (1910), Holthausen (1949), Partridge (1966), Klein (1966-67), Barnhart (1988), Cannon (1994) and Terasawa (1997), with varying degrees of uncertainty and dubitation consider monkey to be a MLG loan-word.