- doubtfulness; doubt.
- a matter of doubt.
Origin of dubiety
Also called dubiosity.
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1. skepticism, mistrust, distrust, suspicion.
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Examples from the Web for dubiety
Graham fell in with the scheme without a murmur of dubiety or dissent.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Then, meandering through this wilderness of dubiety, ran thoughts of Oliver.The Rough Road
William John Locke
He knew that Brand was not likely to leave them in any dubiety as to the past.The Pillar of Light
On the other hand, there is no dubiety about the origin of the Vedic Agni.Indian Myth and Legend
Donald Alexander Mackenzie
Her own son, even, passed his boyhood in much the same state of dubiety.The Copperhead
- the state of being doubtful
- a doubtful matter
C18: from Late Latin dubietās, from Latin dubius dubious
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Word Origin and History for dubiety
c.1750, from Late Latin dubietas "doubt, uncertainty," from dubius (see dubious).
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