dubiously


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du·bi·ous

 (do͞o′bē-əs, dyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Fraught with uncertainty or doubt; undecided.
2. Arousing doubt; doubtful: a dubious distinction.
3. Of questionable character: dubious profits.

[From Latin dubius; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

du′bi·ous·ly adv.
du′bi·ous·ness n.
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Adv.1.dubiously - in a questionable and dubious manner; "these were estates his father questionably acquired"
2.dubiously - in a doubtful manner; "Gerald shook his head doubtfully"
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dubiously

adverb
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Translations

dubiously

[ˈdjuːbɪəslɪ] ADV [look at, smile] → con recelo, con desconfianza; [say] → con desconfianza
a concerto dubiously attributed to Albinoniun concierto atribuido sin verdadera fundamento a Albinoni
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

dubiously

[ˈdjuːbiəsli] adv
(= questionably) [convicted] → d'une manière discutable
(= uncertainly) [look at] → d'un air dubitatif; [say] → d'un ton dubitatif
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

dubiously

adv
(= questionably, +vb) → fraglicherweise; (+adj) → fragwürdig; costly and dubiously effective treatmentteure Behandlungen von zweifelhafter Wirksamkeit
(= uncertainly) lookzweifelnd, skeptisch; say, suggestzweifelnd, unsicher
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dubiously

[ˈdjuːbɪəslɪ] advcon esitazione
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References in classic literature ?
Anne and Priscilla and Phil had awaited her advent rather dubiously; but when Aunt Jamesina was enthroned in the rocking chair before the open fire they figuratively bowed down and worshipped her.
Napoleon rode over the plain and surveyed the locality with a profound air and in silence, nodded with approval or shook his head dubiously, and without communicating to the generals around him the profound course of ideas which guided his decisions merely gave them his final conclusions in the form of commands.
"But an English officer?" Monsieur Guillot remarked dubiously. "I do not quite understand, then.
It's in the Bible; but I don't think you should repeat it in connection with a cat," said Felicity dubiously.
'There is a likeness about the eyes and complexion I think,' replied she, somewhat dubiously surveying my face; - 'and I think I saw you at church on Sunday.'
'Bringing no news of Barnaby, or his mother?' said the locksmith dubiously. 'Ah!
"But you can't hope to make repairs here," she said dubiously.
"You think it better to take the tickets now?" he said dubiously.
Lorry, rubbing his chin, and looking at his visitor dubiously.
"Fifteen shillings," said Miss Bartlett dubiously. "How is that, Mr.
Ladislaw should pay at least two visits during the year to the Grange, and there came gradually a small row of cousins at Freshitt who enjoyed playing with the two cousins visiting Tipton as much as if the blood of these cousins had been less dubiously mixed.
In the stern was Mugambi, and just in front of him squatted Akut, while between Akut and Tarzan the twelve hairy apes sat upon their haunches, blinking dubiously this way and that, and now and then turning their eyes longingly back toward shore.