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[doo-bi-tuh-buh l, dyoo-]
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  1. open to doubt; doubtful; uncertain.
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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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Historical Examples

  • Recent botanical research makes this statement more than dubitable.

    Proserpina, Volume 1

    John Ruskin

  • 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


  1. open to doubt
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Derived Formsdubitably, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Latin dubitāre to doubt
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