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[doo-bee-uh s, dyoo-] /ˈdu bi əs, ˈdyu-/

doubtful; marked by or occasioning doubt:
a dubious reply.
of doubtful quality or propriety; questionable:
a dubious compliment; a dubious transaction.
of uncertain outcome:
in dubious battle.
wavering or hesitating in opinion; inclined to doubt.
marked by or causing doubt: a dubious reply
unsettled in mind; uncertain; doubtful
of doubtful quality; untrustworthy: a dubious reputation
not certain in outcome

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.


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