doubtfulness


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doubt·ful

 (dout′fəl)
adj.
1. Subject to or causing doubt: a doubtful claim; doubtful prospects.
2. Experiencing or showing doubt: Doubtful that the cord would hold, we strengthened it.
3. Of uncertain outcome; undecided.
4. Raising doubts as to legitimacy, honesty, or respectability; suspicious: the candidate's doubtful past. See Usage Note at doubt.

doubt′ful·ly adv.
doubt′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doubtfulness - the state of being unsure of somethingdoubtfulness - 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.doubtfulness - 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"

doubtfulness

noun
Translations
شَكٌّ، تَشَكُّكٌ
nejistotapochybnost
uvished
óvissa, efi

doubtfulness

[ˈdaʊtfʊlnɪs] N
1. (= uncertainty) → incertidumbre f, dudas fpl; (= hesitation) → vacilación f, duda f
there is some doubtfulness as to whether he did indeed live thereexiste cierta incertidumbre or existen algunas dudas sobre si realmente vivió ahí
2. (= questionable quality) → carácter m dudoso

doubtfulness

n
(= uncertainty, of person) → Unsicherheit f
(= unlikeliness, of improvement, victory) → Unwahrscheinlichkeit f
(= dubiousness)Zweifelhaftigkeit f, → Fragwürdigkeit f; (of future, outcome)Ungewissheit f; (of joke, taste)Zweifelhaftigkeit f

doubtfulness

[ˈdaʊtfʊlnɪs] n (hesitation) → esitazione f, indecisione f; (uncertainty) → incertezza

doubt

(daut) verb
1. to feel uncertain about, but inclined not to believe. I doubt if he'll come now; He might have a screwdriver, but I doubt it.
2. not to be sure of the reliability of. Sometimes I doubt your intelligence!
noun
a feeling of not being sure and sometimes of being suspicious. There is some doubt as to what happened; I have doubts about that place.
ˈdoubtful adjective
1. feeling doubt; uncertain what to think, expect etc. He is doubtful about the future of the school.
2. able to be doubted; not clear. The outcome is doubtful; a doubtful result.
3. uncertain but rather unlikely, unhopeful etc. It is doubtful whether this will work; a doubtful improvement.
4. suspicious. He's rather a doubtful character.
ˈdoubtfully adverb
ˈdoubtfulness noun
ˈdoubtless adverb
probably. John has doubtless told you about me.
beyond doubt
certain(ly). Beyond doubt, they will arrive tomorrow; His honesty is beyond doubt.
in doubt
uncertain. The result of the dispute is still in doubt.
no doubt
surely; probably. No doubt you would like to see your bedroom; He will come back again tomorrow, no doubt.
References in classic literature ?
Any doubtfulness of the fact, or any circumstance of mitigation, was never disregarded: but the petitions of an offender, or the intercessions of others, did not in the least affect him.
When my convivial host discovered that he had told me so much, and that I was prone to doubtfulness, his foolish pride assumed the task the old vintage had commenced, and so he unearthed written evidence in the form of musty manuscript, and dry official records of the British Colonial Office to support many of the salient features of his remarkable narrative.
When I first stepped into the garden, and while I was securing the door again on the inner side, I own to having felt a certain guilty doubtfulness about what might happen next.
Our new lodgings cost us more than the smaller and less convenient rooms which we had left, and the claim thus implied on my increased exertions was strengthened by the doubtfulness of our future prospects.
He beginneth not with obscure definitions which must blur the margins with interpretations, and load the memory with doubtfulness, but he cometh to you with words set in delightful proportion, either accompanied with, or prepared for, the well-enchanting skill of music, and with a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you with a tale, which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner; and, pretending no more, doth intend the winning of the mind from wickedness to virtue; even as the child is most often brought to take most wholesome things by hiding them in such other as have a pleasant taste.
It will rather scare off investors in the foreseeable future, due to the absolute uncertainty and doubtfulness of its goals.
However, 'The DUFF' actor also expressed her doubtfulness at the government's capability to provide practical change for the community.
ISLAMABAD -- The Prime Minister Imran Khan is said to be receiving diverging views on how to manage existing economic challenges facing Pakistan from various quarters which is causing quagmires and doubtfulness in decision-making for the government.
The author asserts that Egyptian liberals approved the military coup due to the doubtfulness and unpredictability of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Morsi Administration.
Of all these comments, the consensus tilted towards the doubtfulness of the good intention of Buhari.
But he says, "I used the doubtfulness of other people to build a fire and prove them wrong."<br />Neman's father answered questions and gave advice, even as he told his son to focus on school.
Berkeley indicated that the purpose of the Introduction to the Principles was to "discover what those principles are, which have introduced all that doubtfulness and uncertainty, those absurdities and contradictions into the several sects of philosophy." (48) He focused on "the nature and abuse of language," (49) the cause of which abuse he took to be abstract ideas.