Origin of dubious
Examples from the Web for dubiousness
Another reason might have been the dubiousness with which the tactics of the so-called New Journalism were viewed.
I did not overlook the evils of constraint and the dubiousness as to the character of the master I should choose.
The officer peered at him from under the brim of his hat, dubiousness writ plain on his young, good-looking face.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
This time she was sure that no dubiousness lurked beneath his tone.A Veldt Official|Bertram Mitford
The marks of dubiousness and indecision which accompanied these words encouraged me in endeavouring to subdue his scruples.
A neighboring cauldron was threatening to overflow, and this added to the dubiousness of the situation.Roughing It|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for dubiousness
Word Origin for dubious
Word Origin and History for dubiousness
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.