Doubtful definition

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Raising doubts as to legitimacy, honesty, or respectability; suspicious.

The candidate's doubtful past.

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Subject to or causing doubt.

A doubtful claim; doubtful prospects.

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Of uncertain outcome; undecided.
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Experiencing or showing doubt.

Doubtful that the cord would hold, we strengthened it.

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Giving rise to doubt or suspicion; questionable, as in reputation.
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Feeling doubt; unsettled in opinion or belief.
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Subject to, or causing doubt.
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In doubt; not clear or definite; ambiguous.
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Not clearly predictable; uncertain; unsure.
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The definition of doubtful is suspicious, unclear or unsure.

An example of something doubtful is a situation reported by a person who constantly lies.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
doubtful
Comparative:
doubtfuller

Origin of doubtful

  • From doubt +‎ -ful.

    From Wiktionary