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 (do͞o′bē-əs, dyo͞o′-)
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dubiousness - the state of being unsure of somethingdubiousness - 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.dubiousness - 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"
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شَك، إشْتِباهٌ في، إرْتِياب
tvíræîni; óvissa
şüpheli olma


(= questionable nature, of reputation, origin) → Zweifelhaftigkeit f; (of deal, claim, statement etc)Fragwürdigkeit f
(= uncertainty: of person) → Unsicherheit f; there was a certain dubiousness in his voicees lag ein gewisser Zweifel in seiner Stimme
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[ˈdjuːbɪəsnɪs] n (uncertainty) → incertezza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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 ?
But if he had not received any money-- if Bulstrode had never revoked his cold recommendation of bankruptcy-- would he, Lydgate, have abstained from all inquiry even on finding the man dead?--would the shrinking from an insult to Bulstrode-- would the dubiousness of all medical treatment and the argument that his own treatment would pass for the wrong with most members of his profession--have had just the same force or significance with him?
Their rascality and general dubiousness was so transparent that he could not understand how any one could be taken in by them.
He would perhaps not so thoroughly have understood all the dubiousness of Maggie's appearance with Mr.
Billy shrugged his shoulders in modest dubiousness.
The ceremonious black frock-coat and the bared head of Europe's greatest feminist accentuated the dubiousness of his status in the house rented by Madame de S , his Egeria.
The dubiousness of the claims had the netizens tweeting out hilarious memes.
Justice is the sole, primary and ultimate responsibility of a court of law, and that must never be overlooked despite the dubiousness of claims and the warped ways to seek justice.
In 1941, he created an annotated fake map of Nazi territory in Latin America that made it into the hands of President Franklin Roosevelt and, despite its dubiousness, may have awakened the US government to the enemy threat south of the border.
(2) Or better yet call it estrangement, that Brechtian Verfremdungseffekt, which designates the emergence of a new dubiousness or opacity of the familiar (Brecht 179-205).
For instance on February 8, 2019, while The Independent headlined its piece as "Khashoggi murder: Saudi crown prince said he would 'use a bullet' on journalist a year before his killing," its Arabic version ran the story the same day with the vague headline: "Khashoggi's death crisis returns to surface and Saudi Arabia renews pledge to prosecute those involved." I think the dubiousness which enriches the latter headline is telling of the derailment and bias adapted in the Arabic version.
Much as it is the arm of government with the most power, being direct representatives of the people just like the President who was voted by every Nigerian, the dubiousness and sheer ineptitude in the conduct of their affairs has made mockery of what the hallowed legislature is meant to be.
The more likely outcome, as America's most prominent voices and analysts have indicated, is that Trump's administration will go down in history with an asterisk signaling its dubiousness.