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dubitable

[ doo-bi-tuh-buh l, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu bɪ tə bəl, ˈdyu- /
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adjective

open to doubt; doubtful; uncertain.

RELATED WORDS

borderline, chancy, clouded, dubious, equivocal, iffy, inconclusive, indecisive, indeterminate, questionable, shady, suspicious, uncertain, unclear, unsure

Nearby words

dubinsky, dubinsky, david, dubiosity, dubious, dubiously, dubitable, dubitation, dubitative, dublin, dublin bay prawn, dubliner

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

  • 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

dubitable

/ (ˈdjuːbɪtəbəl) /

adjective

open to doubt
Derived Formsdubitably, adverb

Word Origin for dubitable

C17: from Latin dubitāre to doubt
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