AskDefine | Define dubiety

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dubiety n : the state of being unsure of something [syn: doubt, uncertainty, incertitude, doubtfulness, dubiousness] [ant: certainty]

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  1. Doubtfulness.
    • 1906, David Graham Phillips, The Fortune Hunter, ch. 18,
      Graham fell in with the scheme without a murmur of dubiety or dissent.
  2. A particular feeling of doubt or uncertainty.
    • 1851, Thomas Carlyle, Life of John Sterling, ch. 4,
      Sterling's dubieties as to continuing at Bordeaux were quickly decided.
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