Miss Jessimina asked what had she done that I should be in dubitation as to her bona fides?
In an agony of dubitation, as the day wore on, he was interrupted.
This was a piece of advice which set me scratching my head in dubitation.
His weakness he will show, yet also his strength; dubitation yet faith; he will hesitate, yet finally act.
Breakfast had been taken in his own room, but afterward, with some dubitation, he had gone downstairs.
All my dubitation and distress were gone, for I had something to do, although what I could not yet tell.
mid-15c., from Middle French dubitation (13c.), from Latin dubitationem (nominative dubitatio) "uncertainty, doubt," noun of state from past participle stem of dubitare "to waver in opinion, be uncertain, doubt, question" (related to dubius "uncertain;" see dubious).