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 (do͞o-bī′ĭ-tē, dyo͞o-)
n. pl. du·bi·e·ties
1. The condition of being doubtful or uncertain. See Synonyms at uncertainty.
2. A feeling or matter of doubt: "His feeling partook less of intuitional conviction than of strong suspicion clogged by strange dubieties" (Herman Melville).

[Late Latin dubietās, from Latin dubius, doubtful; see dubious.]
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(djuːˈbaɪɪtɪ) or


n, pl -ties
1. the state of being doubtful
2. a doubtful matter
[C18: from Late Latin dubietās, from Latin dubius dubious]
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(duˈbaɪ ɪ ti, dyu-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. doubtfulness; doubt.
2. a matter of doubt.
[1740–50; < Latin dubietās, derivative of dubi(us) dubious]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dubiety - the state of being unsure of somethingdubiety - 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"
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شَك، إرْتِياب، شَك
vafi; vafaatriîi


[djuːˈbaɪətɪ] Nincertidumbre f
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n (form)Zweifel pl
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[djuːˈbaɪətɪ] n (frm) → incertezza
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(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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References in classic literature ?
I am now arrived at a time when the light-heartedness had gone out of him; he had lost his zest for fun, and dubiety sat in the eyes that were once so certain.
But no sooner was he informed that Ivanhoe was in careful, and probably in friendly hands, than the paternal anxiety which had been excited by the dubiety of his fate, gave way anew to the feeling of injured pride and resentment, at what he termed Wilfred's filial disobedience.
Aaron, an apple-cheeked youngster of seven, with a clean starched frill which looked like a plate for the apples, needed all his adventurous curiosity to embolden him against the possibility that the big-eyed weaver might do him some bodily injury; and his dubiety was much increased when, on arriving at the Stone-pits, they heard the mysterious sound of the loom.
Push-pull, stroke-strike, retreat-advance; in this habitual dubiety everyone in Quantz's office was implicated.
In the world as he presents it, in which innocence and guilt have "in effect changed places" (453), only a language of dubiety will do.
Many individuals had to face taunting remarks from their fellow countrymen for their choice of spouse and their patriotism was seen with dubiety.
While there is some dubiety over the Al-Shorta attacker's official age of 18, there has been no doubt about his two goals and high quality of overall play.
That was the exemption clause that created a world of possibilities for dubiety in the execution of the contract.
Briggs at Burness Paull says it is "crucial that you secure the contractual position from the outset to ensure that there is no dubiety.
A note of dubiety is struck straight off by Thucydides when he first introduces Alcibiades more than halfway through his History of the Peloponnesian War.