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dubitative

[ doo-bi-tey-tiv, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu bɪˌteɪ tɪv, ˈdyu- /
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adjective

doubting; doubtful.
expressing doubt.

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Origin of dubitative

1605–15; <Late Latin dubitātīvus, equivalent to dubitāt(us) (see dubitation) + -īvus-ive
du·bi·ta·tive·ly, adverbun·du·bi·ta·tive, adjectiveun·du·bi·ta·tive·ly, adverb
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  • His look, it seemed to Mainwaring, appeared to be dubitative as to how far he dared to be frank.

  • “No,” said Tom, opening his pocketknife and holding it over the puff, with his head on one side in a dubitative manner.

  • The particle ba, has not signification, but serves to point out the interrogative and dubitative sentences.

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