Associations to the word «Doubtful»


DOUBTFUL, adjective. Subject to, or causing doubt
DOUBTFUL, adjective. Experiencing or showing doubt, sceptical
DOUBTFUL, adjective. Undecided or of uncertain outcome
DOUBTFUL, adjective. (obsolete) Fearsome, dreadful.
DOUBTFUL, adjective. Improbable or unlikely
DOUBTFUL, adjective. Suspicious, or of dubious character
DOUBTFUL, adjective. Unclear or unreliable

Dictionary definition

DOUBTFUL, adjective. 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.
DOUBTFUL, adjective. 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".
DOUBTFUL, adjective. Unsettled in mind or opinion; "drew a few tentative conclusions".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne