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