Synonyms for dubious

Grammar : Adj
Spell : doo-bee-uhs, dyoo-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdu bi əs, ˈdyu-

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Définition of dubious

Origin :
  • 1540s, from Latin dubiosus "doubtful," from dubium "doubt," neuter of dubius "vacillating, moving two ways, fluctuating;" figuratively "wavering in opinion, doubting, doubtful," from duo "two" (see two), with a sense of "of two minds, undecided between two things." Old English also used tweo "two" to mean "doubt." Cf. doubt (v.). Related: Dubiously; dubiousness.
  • adj doubtful
  • adj vague, unclear
Example sentences :
  • "I don't know exactly," replied the doctor in a dubious tone.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • "Why—I've never worn a low dress—not really low," I said, longing but dubious.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Better that he had been still silent, than speak that dubious, indecisive "Y—es."
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Mr. Cruncher was soothed, but shook his head in a dubious and moral way.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • They liked him, but they were dubious of his right to represent the Tory spirit.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • At first Ben Aboo seemed likely to lose by his dubious transaction.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • "Why, I'd be glad to, of course," he declared with dubious enthusiasm.
  • Extract from : « Keziah Coffin » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • From the doorway Creede watched him curiously, his lips parted in a dubious smile.
  • Extract from : « Hidden Water » by Dane Coolidge
  • Of that dubious crew of adventurers she had been led to expect there was never a hint.
  • Extract from : « Nobody » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • “Sure,” I replied, hurriedly, with no intention of explaining that dubious they.
  • Extract from : « Tales of Fishes » by Zane Grey

Antonyms for dubious

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