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doubtful

  
1       adj   If it is doubtfulthat something will happen, it seems unlikely to happen or you are uncertain whether it will happen.  
usu v-link ADJ, oft it v-link ADJ that/wh  
For a time it seemed doubtful that he would move at all..., It is doubtful whether Tweed, even with his fluent French, passed for one of the locals...     
2       adj   If you are doubtfulabout something, you feel unsure or uncertain about it.  
usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ about n   (=dubious)  
I was still very doubtful about the chances for success..., Why did he sound so doubtful?     
  doubtfully      adv   ADV after v   (=dubiously)  
Keeton shook his head doubtfully.     
3       adj   If you say that something is ofdoubtful quality or value, you mean that it is of low quality or value.  
usu ADJ n     (disapproval)    (=dubious)  
...selling something that is overpriced or of doubtful quality...     
4       adj   If a sports player is doubtfulfor a match or event, he or she seems unlikely to play, usually because of injury.     (JOURNALISM)   oft ADJ for n  
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doubtfully, doubt, double, doubly

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
research into the integrity of the counterparty to a proposed contract and in the veracity of his claims
A lawyer is expected to do 'due diligence'. Would be culpable if he failed to do so. The bigger the contract, the more 'due diligence'.
o.
A virtual institution in cyberspace with authority to adjudicate the cyber disputes or claims
[Leg.];[Tech.] a virtual institution for providing justice for online disputes

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