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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.
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open to doubt
[C17: from Latin dubitāre to doubt]
ˈdubitably adv
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(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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Riemann & Helmholz say Mathematical {Geomet.} truth is synthetic but dubitable (prior to experience).
Searching for the reasons of the ascetic ideal's persistence, Marsden made two equally dubitable claims: first, that women have completely internalised the Christian faith; and second, that men, by contrast, have stayed pagans, which is why slave morality did not strike roots in their psyche.
Although Major Banks has advocated using force against a host state that fails to prevent terrorist attacks originating within its borders, this is a dubitable proposition.
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In "Providential Justice and Political Economy in The House of the Seven Gables," Obenland argues that the novel is "not primarily concerned with the propagation and development of a unitary democratic national ethos, but it addresses a central cultural dilemma--the dubitable compatibility of Christian morality and capitalist liberalism" (205).