[ doo-bahy-i-tee, dyoo- ]
/ duˈbaɪ ɪ ti, dyu- /

noun, plural du·bi·e·ties.

doubtfulness; doubt.
a matter of doubt.

Origin of dubiety

1740–50; < Latin dubietās, equivalent to dubi(us) dubious + -etās, variant of -itās after vocalic stems; see -ity
Also called dubiosity.
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dubiosity (ˌdjuːbɪˈɒsɪtɪ)

/ (djuːˈbaɪɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state of being doubtful
a doubtful matter

Word Origin for dubiety

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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