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Definition 1: open to doubt or suspicion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where doubtful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the candidate's doubtful past
  • he has a dubious record indeed
  • what one found uncertain the other found dubious or downright false
  • it was more than dubitable whether the friend was as influential as she thought

Synonyms for doubtful in the sense of this definition

(doubtful is similar to ...) subject to question

"questionable motives" "a questionable reputation" "a fire of questionable origin"

Definition 2: fraught with uncertainty or doubt - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where doubtful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were doubtful that the cord would hold
  • it was doubtful whether she would be admitted
  • dubious about agreeing to go

Synonyms for doubtful in the sense of this definition

(doubtful is similar to ...) lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance

"uncertain of his convictions" "unsure of himself and his future" "moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps" "an uncertain smile" "touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers"

Definition 3: unsettled in mind or opinion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where doubtful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drew a few tentative conclusions

Synonyms for doubtful in the sense of this definition

(doubtful is similar to ...) still in doubt

"an unsettled issue" "an unsettled state of mind"

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