used in Starship Troopers
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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."
- That is to say that we had the dubious pleasure of folding them, carrying them four miles, and stowing them in a warehouse.
Chapter 4 (6% in)
dubious = questionable (doubtful)
- He said dubiously, "My orders read to report at once to the pilot of the first available ship's boat.
Chapter 12 (5% in)
There are no more uses of "dubious" in Starship Troopers.