dubious definition

  • adjective:
    • Fraught with anxiety or doubt; undecided.
    • Arousing doubt; skeptical: a dubious difference.
    • Of dubious personality: questionable profits.
    • Arousing question; debateable; available to suspicion.
    • In disbelief; wavering, uncertain, or hesitating in opinion; inclined to question; undecided.
    • Doubtful or otherwise not settled in opinion; being in question; wavering or fluctuating; undetermined.
    • Occasioning question; not yet determined, or obvious; equivocal; dubious; doubtful.
    • Of unsure occasion or problem.
    • available to doubt or suspicion
    • fraught with uncertainty or doubt
    • not persuaded
  • others:
    • Doubting; hesitating; wavering or fluctuating in opinion, but inclined to doubt.
    • skeptical; marked by or occasioning doubt or doubt; hard to figure out or relieve of doubt; maybe not distinct or simple; puzzling: since, a dubious concern; a dubious light.
    • Of unsure occasion or problem: because, a dubious undertaking.
    • Liable to doubt or suspicion; of doubtful high quality or propriety; debateable: as, a person of questionable character; a dubious exchange; his morals or their methods are questionable. Synonyms Unsettled, undetermined.
    • skeptical, uncertain, etc. (see obscure, a.); debateable, problematical, puzzling.

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