doubtful definition

  • adjective:
    • Subject to or causing question: a doubtful claim; skeptical leads.
    • Experiencing or showing doubt: Doubtful the cord would hold, we strengthened it.
    • Of unsure result; undecided.
    • Raising doubts as to legitimacy, sincerity, or respectability; dubious: the applicant's doubtful past. See Usage Note at doubt.
    • at the mercy of, or causing question
    • Experiencing or showing question, sceptical
    • Undecided or of uncertain result
    • Fearsome, dreadful.
    • Improbable or not likely
    • Suspicious, or of questionable character
    • uncertain or unreliable
    • maybe not satisfied in viewpoint; undetermined; wavering; hesitating in belief; in addition used, metaphorically, of human anatomy whenever its action is suffering from these types of a state of mind.
    • Admitting of question; maybe not apparent, obvious, or specific; debateable; perhaps not determined; difficult to-be defined, classed, or called.
    • Characterized by ambiguity; questionable
    • Of unsure concern or occasion.
    • scared; anxious; dubious.
    • available to question or suspicion
    • fraught with uncertainty or doubt
    • unsettled in mind or opinion
  • others:
    • packed with question; having doubt; maybe not satisfied in opinion.
    • Causing doubt; dubious; ambiguous; uncertain; maybe not distinct in personality, definition, or look; unclear: since, a doubtful expression; a doubtful hue.
    • Admitting of otherwise at the mercy of question; not apparent, obvious, or particular; questionable.
    • Of unsure issue; precarious; shifting.
    • Of questionable or suspected personality.
    • afraid; anxious; suspicious.
    • Indicating doubt; disrupted by doubt.
    • In prosody, variable in volume; effective at being pronounced or calculated either as an extended or as a short; typical; dichronous.

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