[doo-bi-tuh-buh l, dyoo-]


open to doubt; doubtful; uncertain.

Origin of dubitable

1615–25; < Latin dubitābilis, equivalent to dubitā(re) to doubt + -bilis -ble
Related formsdu·bi·ta·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for dubitable

Historical Examples of dubitable

  • Recent botanical research makes this statement more than dubitable.

  • It was an odd little encounter, that left vague and dubitable impressions in her mind.

    Ann Veronica

    H. G. Wells

British Dictionary definitions for dubitable



open to doubt
Derived Formsdubitably, adverb

Word Origin for dubitable

C17: from Latin dubitāre to doubt
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