Doubtful synonyms

dout'fəl
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Ambiguous
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Not definitely as specified; uncertain
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Difficult to understand or make out:
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Precarious; unstable; unreliable.
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A fitting subject for debate.
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(Informal) Not definite; containing doubtful elements; dependent upon varying conditions
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In disbelief; wavering, uncertain, or hesitating in opinion; inclined to doubt; undecided.
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Uncertain in mind
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The definition of confused is a person who cannot think clearly, or is something that is jumbled or without order.
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Marked by or given to doubt; questioning:
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Alternately having one opinion or feeling, and then the opposite.
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Uncertain in mind
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Weak; feeble; dull
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Not settled; yet to be determined; uncertain
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Not sharp, certain, or precise in thought, feeling, or expression
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Uncertain; undecided:
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Not specifically known or ascertained:
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Ambiguous
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Under consideration, under discussion.
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Uncertain; undecided; doubtful
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Not fixed or known in advance:
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Ambiguous
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Of or relating to theory; abstract; not empirical.
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Ambiguous
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Uncertain in mind
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Not stable or fixed; changeable; uncertain
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Unable to find one's way; unavailable, with location unknown.
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Hard to understand; confusing
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Confused, befuddled, in a state of panic by having become overwrought with confusion.
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Tending to hesitate, wait, or proceed with caution or reservation.
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Unable to give proper attention to or concentrate on, as because of mental disturbance, anxiety, etc.
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Uncertain in mind
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Uncertain in mind
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(Idiomatic) Undecided or unsure; equivocating; conflicted in one's opinions.
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Uncertain in mind
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Wavering or tending to waver in motion, opinion, etc.
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Not clearly defined; indefinite:
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Not resolute; wavering in decision, purpose, or opinion; indecisive; vacillating
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Relating to or being an agnostic.
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Uncertain in mind
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Uncertain in mind
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Uncertain in mind
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Unfaithful; not of true fidelity; inconstant, as a husband or a wife.
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Causing or giving rise to distrust.
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1984, Supreme Court of Illinois, opinion in People v Terrell, 459 N.E.2d 1337, quoted in David C. Brody, James R. Acker, and Wayne A. Logan, Criminal Law, Jones & Bartlett Publishers (2001), ISBN 0-8342-1083-5, page 564,
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(Medicine, rare) like the actions of a snarling dog.
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Uncertain in mind
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Uncertain in mind
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(Idiomatic) Bewitched, held by the power of a magical spell.
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Uncertain in mind
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The definition of sneaky is someone who is deceptive or sly, or is something secret and reluctant.
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The definition of disreputable is lacking respectability or shabby.
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The definition of shady is providing darkness and coolness from the sun, or of questionable character.
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So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct:
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The definition of suspicious is someone or something questionable or likely to be suspect.
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Not clear; indefinite; vague
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Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.
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Inclined to feel anxiety or apprehension; timid; nervous.
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Obscure; confused; not clear; as, a hazy argument; a hazy intellect.
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Not likely to happen.
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Emotionally committed:
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Subject to or open for discussion or debate; debatable
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Dependent upon chance; risky
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Not dependable or reliable; questionable
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Open to or viewed with suspicion:
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Capable of being relied on; dependable:
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Contained in the nature of something though not readily apparent:
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Having or showing no doubt; positive; confident
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With no exception or qualification; unexceptionable
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Never doubted; always steady and on course
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That trusts; trustful
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Assured; certain
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Persuaded, or otherwise feeling certainty
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not believing
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Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity:
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The definition of definite is something that has limits, is clear in meaning, absolutely true and positive.
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The definition of exact is completely true, following all guidelines or precise.
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Firmly established, as in a habit or condition; habitual
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Firm and fixed in purpose; determined; resolute
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Unhesitating; determined
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Comfortable and at ease, especially after a period of change or unrest.
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Showing bad taste.
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Subject to chance; random
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Filled with clouds.
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Subject to doubt or question; uncertain.
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Not conclusive or final; not leading to a definite result
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Not suitable or appropriate.
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Not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected; as, an unlikely event; the thing you mention is very unlikely. Not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail; unpromising; as, unlikely means.
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Open to argument:
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Of opinions, propositions or questions, subject to dispute; not settled.
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Liable to exception; open to objection
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Capable of being mooted.
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Like a fish in odor, taste, etc., specif., strongly or undesirably so
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(As predicate, followed by to and infinitive) Reasonably to be expected; apparently destined.
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Characterized by truth; not false:
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Raising doubts as to legitimacy, honesty, or respectability; suspicious:
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The definition of tentative is not definite or final.
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Synonym Study

  • Problematic implies only uncertainty with no suggestion of a moral question a problematic success
  • Questionable strictly suggests only that there is some reason for doubt, but it is often used as a euphemism to imply strong suspicion, almost amounting to certainty, of immorality, dishonesty, etc. a questionable reputation
  • Dubious is less strong, suggesting merely vague suspicion or hesitancy dubious about the future
  • Doubtful implies strong uncertainty as to the probability, value, honesty, validity, etc. of something a doubtful remedy
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