The arts world is fuming over Obama's dubiously qualified "arts czar," and a humanities appointee who lacks a college degree.
N–no,” replied Will, dubiously; “only thought I heard something.
"Aunt Eleanor positively forbade that," said Frances dubiously.
"Well, we won't want to get an unpopular fellow on the eleven," said the coach, dubiously.
She had followed him to the wall, and he looked—at her dubiously.
"Oui," ventured she, dubiously, the lightning playing deep back in her eyes.
"It's a question how to find their trail," the boy answered, dubiously.
“I don't know but I'm a fool to try and carry this thing out,” said he, dubiously surveying the pipe.
"He hasn't done so well yet," objected Mr. Watson, dubiously.
“Nor I; but I suppose we must face the music,” answered Scott, dubiously.
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.