dubitation

[ doo-bi-tey-shuh n, dyoo- ]
/ ˌdu bɪˈteɪ ʃən, ˌdyu- /
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noun Archaic.


Nearby words

  1. dubinsky, david,
  2. dubiosity,
  3. dubious,
  4. dubiously,
  5. dubitable,
  6. dubitative,
  7. dublin,
  8. dublin bay prawn,
  9. dubliner,
  10. dubliners

Origin of dubitation

1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French, Old French) < Latin dubitātiōn- (stem of dubitātiō), equivalent to dubitāt(us), past participle of dubitāre (dubit- doubt + -ātus -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for dubitation

dubitation

/ (ˌdjuːbɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun

another word for doubt
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Word Origin and History for dubitation

dubitation

n.

mid-15c., from Middle French dubitation (13c.), from Latin dubitationem (nominative dubitatio) "uncertainty, doubt," noun of state from past participle stem of dubitare "to waver in opinion, be uncertain, doubt, question" (related to dubius "uncertain;" see dubious).

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