dubitable

[ doo-bi-tuh-buhl, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu bɪ tə bəl, ˈdyu- /

adjective

open to doubt; doubtful; uncertain.

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Origin of dubitable

1615–25; <Latin dubitābilis, equivalent to dubitā(re) to doubt + -bilis-ble

OTHER WORDS FROM dubitable

du·bi·ta·bly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for 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

dubitable
/ (ˈdjuːbɪtəbəl) /

adjective

open to doubt

Derived forms of dubitable

dubitably, adverb

Word Origin for dubitable

C17: from Latin dubitāre to doubt
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