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Synonyms for dubious
ˈdu bi əs, ˈdyu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doubtful, dubious(adj)

    fraught with uncertainty or doubt

    "they were doubtful that the cord would hold"; "it was doubtful whether she would be admitted"; "dubious about agreeing to go"

    Synonyms:
    tentative, in question(p), doubtful, dubitable

    Antonyms:
    certain(p), sure, unquestionable, convinced

  2. doubtful, dubious, dubitable, in question(p)(adj)

    open to doubt or suspicion

    "the candidate's doubtful past"; "he has a dubious record indeed"; "what one found uncertain the other found dubious or downright false"; "it was more than dubitable whether the friend was as influential as she thought"- Karen Horney

    Antonyms:
    sure, unquestionable, convinced, certain(p)

  3. dubious(adj)

    not convinced

    "they admitted the force of my argument but remained dubious"

    Synonyms:
    doubtful, in question(p), dubitable

    Antonyms:
    convinced, sure, certain(p), unquestionable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dubious

    Equivocal (Latin equus, equal, and vox, voice, word) denotes that which may equally well be understood in either of two or more ways. Ambiguous (Latin ambi, around, and ago, drive, lead) signifies lacking in distinctness or certainty, obscure or doubtful through indefiniteness of expression. Ambiguous is applied only to spoken or written statements; equivocal has other applications. A statement is ambiguous when it leaves the mind of the reader or hearer to fluctuate between two meanings, which would fit the language equally well; it is equivocal when it would naturally be understood in one way, but is capable of a different interpretation; an equivocal expression is, as a rule, intentionally deceptive, while an ambiguous utterance may be simply the result of a want either of clear thought or of adequate expression. That which is enigmatical must be guessed like a riddle; a statement may be purposely made enigmatical in order to provoke thought and study. That is doubtful which is fairly open to doubt; that is dubious which has become the subject of doubts so grave as scarcely to fall short of condemnation; as, a dubious reputation. Questionable may be used nearly in the sense either of dubious or of doubtful; a questionable statement is one that must be proved before it can be accepted. To say that one's honesty is questionable is a mild way of saying that in the opinion of the speaker he is likely to prove dishonest. Equivocal is sometimes, tho more rarely, used in this sense. A suspicious character gives manifest reason to be suspected; a suspicious temper is inclined to suspect the motives and intentions of others, with or without reason. Compare CLEAR.

    Synonyms:
    ambiguous, doubtful, enigmatic, enigmatical, equivocal, indefinite, indeterminate, indistinct, obscure, perplexing, questionable, suspicious, uncertain

    Antonyms:
    certain, clear, distinct, evident, indisputable, indubitable, lucid, manifest, obvious, perspicuous, plain, unambiguous, unequivocal, unquestionable, unquestioned

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dubious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    uncertain, doubtful, equivocal, ambiguous, not plain, not clear

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dubious(a)

    Synonyms:
    undetermined, undecided, doubtful, equivocal, questionable, vague

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. dubious

    Synonyms:
    Unproven, see there

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How to use dubious in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A self-seeker is such a mentally sick creature who loves only own physical,external feature rather than internal nature and always likes to put every where own picture with almost everyone and everything including thoughts and scriptures on social media to get the praise merely for own face from others. Such person or netizen often ends up getting many support on own photo bearing post, but all from the people who have equally selfish or dubious character.

  2. Eswar Prasad:

    The best-case outcome from a Trump-Xi meeting, which seems a dubious proposition at this stage, would be an agreement for the two sides to resume talks, the prospects for even a temporary and limited ceasefire have dissipated and a prolonged period of trade and broader economic tensions between the two countries seems on the cards.

  3. Jesse Hunt:

    Democratic voters have shown that they are certainly energized in a lot of these special elections, but as it pertains to Montana you have a strong candidate in Greg Gianforte who has a strong message that appeals to a broad swath of Montana voters contrasted with a liberal musician with a dubious financial past.

  4. Colette:

    But just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried and exquisite friendship does not take away your taste for something new and dubious.

  5. Democrat Chris Anderson:

    I like this question as a gauge of perceptions month to month, but its predictive power seven months from the election is dubious.

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  • مشكوك فيهArabic
  • tvivlrådig, tvivlende, tvivlsom, usikkerDanish
  • unsicher, ominös, dubios, fragwürdigGerman
  • αμφίβολος, αναποφάσιστος, αβέβαιος, ύποπτος, αμφιλεγόμενοςGreek
  • avieso, torvo, ambiguo, aleatorio, equívoco, turbio, dudosoSpanish
  • مشکوکPersian
  • kyseenalainen, epävarma, epäilevä, arveluttava, epäilyttävä, epäluuloinenFinnish
  • aléatoire, douteux, torve, louche, ambigu, équivoqueFrench
  • संदिग्धHindi
  • կասկածելիArmenian
  • dubbio, torvo, equivoco, bieco, losco, ambiguoItalian
  • dubieusDutch
  • usikker, tvilrådig, tvilsomNorwegian
  • nieprzekonany, niepewnyPolish
  • dubiosRomanian
  • колеблющийся, сомневающийся, сомнительныйRussian
  • tvivelaktigSwedish
  • సందేహాస్పదమైనదిTelugu
  • şüpheliTurkish

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