Origin of dubious
Examples from the Web for dubiously
The arts world is fuming over Obama's dubiously qualified "arts czar," and a humanities appointee who lacks a college degree.
He surveyed her dubiously, wondering why she so abruptly checked the advances he could swear she had challenged.Gilian The Dreamer|Neil Munro
Finding him in unusually good spirits one day, I dubiously and gradually approached the subject.
She wore the identical gray suit of years before and her face was still unlined and dubiously clean.Greener Than You Think|Ward Moore
British Dictionary definitions for dubiously
Word Origin for dubious
Word Origin and History for 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.