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Definition of Dubious

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

The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution.
Hannah Arendt

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

When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it's the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone's talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false 'intelligence' and selected 'leaks.'
Brian Eno

I am always shocked that there are still a handful of defenders of the dubious practice of abstinence, surely the worst idea since chocolate-covered ants.
Dick Cavett
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Dubious Translations

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