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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"

dubiously

adverb
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

dubiously

[ˈdjuːbiəsli] adv
(= questionably) [convicted] → d'une manière discutable
(= uncertainly) [look at] → d'un air dubitatif; [say] → d'un ton dubitatif

dubiously

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

dubiously

[ˈdjuːbɪəslɪ] advcon esitazione
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
But you can't hope to make repairs here," she said dubiously.
Lorry, rubbing his chin, and looking at his visitor dubiously.
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.
Lynde and the school trustees, who viewed all innovations on established methods rather dubiously.
He shakes his head dubiously over the outlook for the man Johnson, who is boat- puller in the same boat with him.
The hard-headed man looked dubiously round, but finding himself in a minority, assumed a compassionate air and said no more.
Tulliver, turning his head dubiously first on one side and then on the other.
But the Only Charley Welsh shook his head dubiously.