Dubious - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈduːbiəs|  American pronunciation of the word dubious
Brit.  |ˈdjuːbɪəs|  British pronunciation of the word dubious

adjective

- fraught with uncertainty or doubt(syn: doubtful)

dubious about agreeing to go

- open to doubt or suspicion(syn: doubtful, dubitable)

he has a dubious record indeed
what one found uncertain the other found dubious or downright false

- not convinced

they admitted the force of my argument but remained dubious

Examples

He made the highly dubious claim that Elvis is still alive and living in Hawaii.

She raised her eyebrows with a dubious expression.

he has a dubious record indeed

what one found uncertain the other found dubious or downright false

they admitted the force of my argument but remained dubious

...the fascinating—but dubious—legend that Pocahontas rescued John Smith from certain death...

...a nutritionally dubious, inexpedient method for losing weight...

...made a living at mesmerism and the selling of medical remedies of dubious value...

...had the dubious distinction of being the last selectee to serve in the Vietnam War...

A blush is no language: only a dubious flag-signal which may mean either of two contradictories.

the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world

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