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Overview of adj doubtful

The adj doubtful has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (10) doubtful, dubious, dubitable, in question

(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. (2) doubtful, dubious

(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")

3. doubtful, tentative

(unsettled in mind or opinion; "drew a few tentative conclusions") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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