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dubitative

[doo-bi-tey-tiv, dyoo-]
adjective
  1. doubting; doubtful.
  2. expressing doubt.
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Origin of dubitative

1605–15; < Late Latin dubitātīvus, equivalent to dubitāt(us) (see dubitation) + -īvus -ive
Related formsdu·bi·ta·tive·ly, adverbun·du·bi·ta·tive, adjectiveun·du·bi·ta·tive·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples of dubitative

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

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

    Charles H. Sylvester

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

  • His look, it seemed to Mainwaring, appeared to be dubitative as to how far he dared to be frank.