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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
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
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'.
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and his concubine, or a woman greatly his inferior, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. The concept is now limited to royal marriages. Syn. Morganatic marriage or marriage of the left hand.
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”

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