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 (do͞o′bĭ-tə-bəl, dyo͞o′-)
Subject to doubt or question; uncertain.

[Latin dubitābilis, from dubitāre, to doubt; see doubt.]

du′bi·ta·bly adv.


open to doubt
[C17: from Latin dubitāre to doubt]
ˈdubitably adv


(ˈdu bɪ tə bəl, ˈdyu-)

open to doubt; doubtful; uncertain.
[1615–25; < Latin dubitābilis=dubitā(re) to doubt + -bilis -ble]
du′bi•ta•bly, adv.
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Adj.1.dubitable - open to doubt or suspicion; "the candidate's doubtful past"; "he has a dubious record indeed"; "what one found uncertain the other found dubious or downright false"; "it was more than dubitable whether the friend was as influential as she thought"- Karen Horney
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"


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Descartes' most influential work, Discourse on Method, published in 1637, attempts to set out the best way to conduct one's reasoning toward dispelling doubt and reaching truth, and in this text he uses doubt or the dubitability of a claim as an epistemic device for assessing the justificatory status of belief.
And when you insightfully announce the dubitability of the confes-sionalism that in liberal schuls counts for religious sentiment and devotion, I'm with you.
This entails that the asymmetry in our modes of awareness, and the resulting dubitability of beliefs about the external world and incorrigibility of beliefs about our own mental states, cannot be exploited in defense of Cartesian dualism.