[syn: doubtful, dubious, dubitable, in question(p)]
3. not convinced;
- Example: "they admitted the force of my argument but remained dubious"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dubious \Du"bi*ous\, a. [L. dubius, dubiosus, fr. duo two. See
Two, and cf. Doubt.]
1. Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt;
wavering or fluctuating; undetermined. "Dubious policy."
--Sir T. Scott.
A dubious, agitated state of mind. --Thackeray.
2. Occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal;
questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer.
Wiping the dingy shirt with a still more dubious
pocket handkerchief. --Thackeray.
3. Of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle.
Syn: Doubtful; doubting; unsettled; undetermined; equivocal;
uncertain. Cf. Doubtful.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: 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" [syn:
2: 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 [syn: doubtful, dubious,
dubitable, in question(p)]
3: not convinced; "they admitted the force of my argument but
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
177 Moby Thesaurus words for "dubious":
Humean, Pyrrhonic, a bit thick, a bit thin, absurd, agnostic,
ambitendent, ambivalent, amoral, arguable, at issue, at loose ends,
beguiling, beyond belief, capricious, catchy, changeable,
confutable, conjectural, conscienceless, contestable,
controversial, controvertible, corrupt, corrupted, criminal,
crooked, dark, debatable, deceiving, deceptive, delusive, delusory,
deniable, devious, dishonest, dishonorable, disinclined,
disputable, distrustful, double-minded, doubtable, doubtful,
doubting, dubitable, equivocal, evasive, fallacious, false,
felonious, fence-sitting, fence-straddling, fickle, fishy,
fly-by-night, fraudulent, from Missouri, hallucinatory,
hard of belief, hard to believe, hardly possible, hesitant, iffy,
ill-got, ill-gotten, illusive, illusory, immoral, implausible,
improbable, in dispute, in doubt, in dubio, in question,
inconceivable, incredible, incredulous, indecisive, indirect,
infirm of purpose, insecure, insidious, irresolute, irresolved,
leery, mercurial, misleading, mistakable, mistrustful, mistrusting,
moot, more than doubtful, mugwumpian, mugwumpish, mutable,
not deserving belief, not kosher, of two minds, open,
open to doubt, open to question, open to suspicion, passing belief,
preposterous, problematic, questionable, questioning, refutable,
reluctant, ridiculous, rocky, rotten, scrupulous, shady, shaky,
shameless, shifty, shy, sinister, skeptic, skeptical, slippery,
speculative, staggering belief, suppositional, suspect, suspecting,
suspicious, tall, thick, thin, tottery, treacherous, trickish,
tricksy, tricky, trustless, unbelievable, uncertain, unclear,
unconscienced, unconscientious, unconscionable, unconvincing,
undecided, undependable, underhand, underhanded, undetermined,
unearthly, unethical, ungodly, unhealthy, unimaginable, unlikely,
unpredictable, unprincipled, unpromising, unreliable, unresolved,
unsafe, unsavory, unscrupulous, unsettled, unsound, unstable,
unsteady, unstraightforward, unsure, unthinkable, untrusting,
untrustworthy, untrusty, unworthy of belief, wary, without remorse,