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1. doubt => dubious.
- dubious: see doubt
- dubious (adj.)
- 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." Compare doubt (v.). Related: Dubiously; dubiousness.
- 1. They would now find some dubious pretext to restart the war.
- 2. Soho was still a highly dubious area.
- 3. I was rather dubious about the whole idea.
- 4. The tests have been shown to be of dubious validity.
- 5. What he said yesterday was dubious.
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