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dubious
used in David Copperfield

4 uses
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Definition
doubtful
in various senses, including:
  • doubtful that something should be relied upon — as in "The argument relies on a dubious assumption."
  • doubtful that something is morally proper — as in "The company is accused of using dubious sales practices to influence minors."
  • bad or of questionable value — as in "The state has the dubious distinction of the highest taxes."
  • doubtful or uncertain — as in "She is dubious about making the change."
  • I did not know what to reply, and glanced dubiously at Mr. Murdstone.
    Chapters 10-12 (38% in)
  • 'Well,' returned Mr. Dick, scratching his ear with his pen, and looking dubiously at me.
    Chapters 13-15 (51% in)
  • 'Advertising is rather expensive,' I remarked, dubiously.
    Chapters 28-30 (28% in)
  • 'Well,' I replied, dubiously.
    Chapters 43-45 (68% in)

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