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dubious
used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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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."
  • "If that's what you want..." she began, dubiously.
    Chapter 45 (38% in)
dubiously = doubtfully
  • As soon as a child received this dubious recognition, the other children turned on him and duplicated the teacher's torments.
    Chapter 19 (15% in)

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