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Doubtful

Doubt´ful
a.1.Not settled in opinion; undetermined; wavering; hesitating in belief; also used, metaphorically, of the body when its action is affected by such a state of mind; as, we are doubtful of a fact, or of the propriety of a measure.
Methinks I should know you, and know this man;
Yet I am doubtful.
- Shak.
With doubtful feet and wavering resolution.
- Milton.
2.Admitting of doubt; not obvious, clear, or certain; questionable; not decided; not easy to be defined, classed, or named; as, a doubtful case, hue, claim, title, species, and the like.
Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good.
- Shak.
3.Characterized by ambiguity; dubious; as, a doubtful expression; a doubtful phrase.
4.Of uncertain issue or event.
We . . . have sustained one day in doubtful fight.
- Milton.
5.Fearful; apprehensive; suspicious.
Adj.1.doubtful - open to doubt or suspicion; "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"- Karen Horney
2.doubtful - fraught with uncertainty or doubt; "they were doubtful that the cord would hold"; "it was doubtful whether she would be admitted"; "dubious about agreeing to go"
Synonyms: dubious
3.doubtful - unsettled in mind or opinion; "drew a few tentative conclusions"
Synonyms: tentative
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