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dubious

  

      adj  
1    marked by or causing doubt  
a dubious reply     
2    unsettled in mind; uncertain; doubtful  
3    of doubtful quality; untrustworthy  
a dubious reputation     
4    not certain in outcome  
     (C16: from Latin dubius wavering)  
  dubiously      adv  
  dubiousness      n  
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dubious

  
1    doubtful, hesitant, iffy     (informal)   leery     (slang)   sceptical, uncertain, unconvinced, undecided, unsure, wavering  
2    ambiguous, debatable, dodgy     (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal)   doubtful, equivocal, indefinite, indeterminate, obscure, problematical, unclear, unsettled  
3    dodgy     (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal)   fishy     (informal)   questionable, shady     (informal)   suspect, suspicious, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy  
  
Antonyms     
   certain, definite, dependable, obvious, positive, reliable, sure, trustworthy  

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