dubitative


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dubitative

(ˈdjuːbɪtətɪv)
adj
inclined to, or in a state of, doubt or uncertainty
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Poyser, turning his head on one side in a dubitative manner and giving a precautionary puff to his pipe between each sentence, "I don't know.
"No," said Tom, opening his pocket-knife and holding it over the puff, with his head on one side in a dubitative manner.
List of Abbreviations 1 first person pronoun LOC locative 2 second person pronoun NEG negative 3 third person pronoun NMLZ nominaliser ABL ablative NON.FUT non-future ADDIT additive NP Noun phrase ALIEN alienable O object of a transitive clause APPL applicative POSTP postpositional phrase BEN benefactive POSTP postposition COM comitative PROG progressive DEF definite REC reciprocal DES desiderative REFL reflexive DUB dubitative REIT reiterative ERG ergative SEQ sequential action EXCL exclusive SOC.CAUS sociative causative GEN genitive S propositional structure (in tree structure) IMP imperative S subject of an instransitive clause INCL inclusive VP verb phrase INSTR instrumental V verb References
In the field of education, he advocated new curricula and new relationships between teachers and students as well as for a new kind of school textbooks in which the emphasis is to switch from interrogative to dubitative by introducing critical spirit and ludic elements in learning and defended a culture underpinned by balance and interaction between sciences and arts, between hard sciences and social and human sciences.
Angela Merkel campe sur sa position et repart a l'offensive pour tenter de convaincre une opinion de plus en plus dubitative sur le bien-fonde de cette politique.
Although the unveiling of human immorality and depravity stands at the core of the social diagnosis in Lullaby, Palahniuk also leaves a dubitative little hope for love to restore balance to the protagonist's life: Streator ends up involved in a second road quest, chasing evil Oyster in an attempt to recuperate the book of spells.
reformulates (in a 'mirror' like fashion) and paraphrases in a neutral, dubitative or interrogative manner without repeating the client's exact words/phrases in order to better understand the student's message.
Il repond de son acte, soutenu par la star, puis par l'hotesse, Marjorie Corder (Glynis Johns), bienveillante, mais dubitative.
Steen Riisgaard, director-general of Novozymes, a Danish firm that produces industrial enzymes used in biofuel production, welcomes the importance attached to second-generation biofuels in the draft directive, but is very dubitative. He is concerned that the double and quadruple counting may not work since it is not included in the revision of the Fuel Quality Directive, which primarily emphasises greenhouse gas emissions.
Cette generation n'est pas non plus fascinee par des partis politiques ni par des ideologies, et elle est tres critique et tres dubitative. Ce n'est pas une generation de naifs.
Interestingly, the two published versions of this article feature slight differences: the dubitative final conclusion of the author regarding the Chinese system's triumph over Hong Kong common law in the 2007 version (ibid at 405) has been replaced by a purely affirmative one in the 2009 version (Oliveira & Cardinal, supra note 20 at 49).
(3) Abbreviations: ARG = argument; CAUS = causative; C.COM = commitative causative; DAT = dative; DOUBT = dubitative aletic particle; GER = gerund; IND.II = indicative II mood; NOM = nominalizer; Q = question; R (1) = relational prefix