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Meaning & Definition of Doubtful in English

English

Doubtful

/daʊtfəl/

adjective

1. 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
    synonym:
  • doubtful
  • ,
  • dubious
  • ,
  • dubitable
  • ,
  • in question(p)

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • doubtful
  • ,
  • dubious

3. Unsettled in mind or opinion

  • "Drew a few tentative conclusions"
    synonym:
  • doubtful
  • ,
  • tentative

Examples of using

To my surprise, since Tatoeba has been back up, nobody has made any corrections to my sentences. Either my English has rapidly improved and I now produce good sentences only, which is way doubtful, or the users have simply decided to leave me alone and let me write whatever comes to my mind.
It is doubtful whether she will come on time.
Whether or not he will come is doubtful.