Definition of dubiety in US English:



  • The state or quality of being doubtful; uncertainty.

    ‘his enemies made much of the dubiety of his paternity’
    • ‘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.’’
    uncertainty, lack of certainty, unsureness, indecision, hesitation, hesitancy, dubiousness, suspicion, confusion
    doubtfulness, dubiousness, uncertainty, lack of certainty, unsureness, incertitude
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Mid 18th century: from late Latin dubietas, from Latin dubium ‘a doubt’.