Definition of dubiety in English:



  • [mass noun] The state or quality of being doubtful; uncertainty.

    ‘his enemies made much of the dubiety of his paternity’
    • ‘Harty removed any dubiety by forcing the ball into the back of the net, before running off in pursuit of the acclaim.’
    • ‘But the idea of me living in such a place causes much dubiety.’
    • ‘This time there might have been less dubiety about the award, but it had the same result, a confident score.’
    • ‘This has opened up an area of great dubiety which deserves more definitive answers.’
    • ‘There was no dubiety about the Dundee equaliser which came three minutes later.’
    • ‘There is no dubiety about the DNA link between this guy and the crime scenes.’
    • ‘No wonder that his sudden surrender provokes in her, not only a ‘romantic’ response, but also something between dubiety, suspicion and ironic dryness.’
    • ‘He said: ‘There seemed to be no dubiety from Mr Howard.’’
    • ‘There is also dubiety about the completion date of a few roads.’
    • ‘There's no need to mull over the question, no dubiety.’
    • ‘But as for the Mirror, there's no such dubiety.’
    • ‘Therefore, in order to relieve his frustrations, the official may look to get his own back by only ruling in favour of this player when there is absolutely no dubiety about a challenge or incident involving this problematic performer.’
    • ‘For so long there has been a degree of dubiety regarding them and who exactly had been the brains behind this revolution.’
    • ‘I want transparency so it's clear there is no dubiety, perceived or actual.’
    • ‘Journal of the Dead is a refreshing take on the dubiety of justified killing and a harrowing story.’
    • ‘The matter was rested for the remainder of the show, barring several interspersed comments on the alleged dubiety of his parentage.’
    • ‘This time there seemed to be a bit of dubiety about it.’
    • ‘Yet only with considerable dubiety does she cite these noble notions of fiction in her recently published ‘fragment of autobiography.’’
    uncertainty, lack of certainty, unsureness, indecision, hesitation, hesitancy, dubiousness, suspicion, confusion
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Mid 18th century: from late Latin dubietas, from Latin dubium a doubt.