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Definition of Dubious


  1. Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt; wavering or fluctuating; undetermined.
  2. Occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal; questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer.
  3. Of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle.

Dubious Quotations

The Bible is full of dubious scientific impossibilities, from Jonah living inside a whale, to the sun standing still in the sky for Joshua.
Lawrence M. Krauss

I love sports. When I'm not playing, I'm watching, reading, or otherwise obsessing about them. This probably stems from growing up in Indiana, where if you didn't at least attempt to play basketball, you were considered of dubious moral character.
Mark Waters

The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities.
George Eliot

Life-writing calls for any number of dubious gifts: A touch of O.C.D., a lack of imagination, a large desk, neutrality of Swiss proportions, tactlessness, a high tolerance for archival dust. Most of all it calls for an act of displacement. 'To find your subject, you must in some sense lose yourself along the way,' is Richard Holmes's version.
Stacy Schiff

The War on Drugs employs millions - politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military - that probably couldn't find a place for their dubious talents in a free market, unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners.
L. Neil Smith
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Dubious Translations

dubious in German is zweifelhaft
dubious in Norwegian is tvilende, tvilsom
dubious in Swedish is tvivelaktig
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