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1. doubtful

adjective. ['ˈdaʊtfəl'] open to doubt or suspicion.

Synonyms

  • questionable
  • dubious
  • in question

Antonyms

  • uncertainty
  • determinate
  • predictable
  • invariable

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • doubt (English)
  • doute (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Doubtful

  • apfel
  • apocryphal
  • awful
  • awful
  • baffle
  • baleful
  • bashful
  • beautiful
  • biffle
  • blissful
  • boastful
  • bountiful
  • bountiful
  • careful
  • cheerful
  • coffel
  • colorful
  • cranfill
  • deceitful
  • deceitful

How do you pronounce doubtful?

Pronounce doubtful as ˈdaʊtfəl.

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Sentences with doubtful


1. Adjective
It is doubtful that their email will be made public without being a friend.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The company sets the allowance for doubtful

Quotes about doubtful


1. All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.
- Sallust

2. All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
- Sallust

3. When she expressed a doubtful hope that Tinker Bell would be glad to see her, he said, ‘Who is Tinker Bell?’ ‘O Peter,’ she said, shocked; but even when she explained he could not remember. ‘There are such a lot of them,’ he said. ‘I expect she is no more.’ I expect he was right, for fairies don’t live long, but they are so little that a short time seems a good while to them.
- J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

2. doubtful

adjective. ['ˈdaʊtfəl'] fraught with uncertainty or doubt.

Synonyms

  • uncertain
  • unsure
  • incertain

Antonyms

  • sure
  • incontestable
  • undeniable
  • convinced

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • doubt (English)
  • doute (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. doubtful

adjective. ['ˈdaʊtfəl'] unsettled in mind or opinion.

Synonyms

  • tentative

Antonyms

  • reliable
  • dependable

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • doubt (English)
  • doute (Middle English (1100-1500))
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