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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.]


(djuːˈbaɪɪtɪ) or


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


(duˈbaɪ ɪ ti, dyu-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. doubtfulness; doubt.
2. a matter of doubt.
[1740–50; < Latin dubietās, derivative of dubi(us) dubious]
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"


شَك، إرْتِياب، شَك
vafi; vafaatriîi


[djuːˈbaɪətɪ] Nincertidumbre f


n (form)Zweifel pl


[djuːˈbaɪətɪ] n (frm) → incertezza


(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
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.
Ironically the judges have laid themselves bare to the criticism that their judgments and remarks are person specific, thereby resulting in dubiety.
Its identity has already been put in dubiety for its unwarranted act of proliferating unscrupulous idea-distribution of Marcos wealth,' he added.
There was no dubiety about Reilly's strike in 72 minutes as he connected with Cammy Smith's cross to fire Saints ahead again.
Facing unprecedentedly rich information with dubiety about the reliability and trustworthiness of Internet content, organizations should "inoculate norms of information and epistemic behavior that would provide for a greater degree of epistemic resilience and vigilance" (p.
142) Moreover, a past administration that wanted to shield its spending choices from being unwound down the road might be able to enhance the plausibility of such arguments and defenses simply by continuing to pronounce publicly that, and distribute money as if, there was no legal dubiety in the recipients' right to receive payment.
The one critic who never did feel that Blanco wrote Vargas was Vicente Llorens and his dubiety was finally substantiated by Fernando Duran Lopez in an article from 2013.
Conscious of the dubiety it entails, Niuniu nevertheless partakes in the styling of charity to attract rich members, and thus risks displacing the meaning of a feminist advocacy.
One valence is the autonomic, referencing the degree of non-control that obtains in autonomic systems that motivate and sustain life, with all the sympathetic dubiety about conscious choice that accompanies an emphasis on our autonomic systems.