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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doubtful  \Doubt"ful\,  a. 
  1.  Not  settled  in  opinion;  undetermined;  wavering;  hesitating 
  in  belief;  also  used  metaphorically,  of  the  body  when  its 
  action  is  affected  by  such  a  state  of  mind;  as  we  are 
  doubtful  of  a  fact  or  of  the  propriety  of  a  measure. 
 
  Methinks  I  should  know  you  and  know  this  man;  Yet  I 
  am  doubtful.  --Shak. 
 
  With  doubtful  feet  and  wavering  resolution. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doubtful 
  adj  1:  open  to  doubt  or  suspicion;  "the  candidate's  doubtful  past"; 
  "he  has  a  dubious  record  indeed";  "what  one  found 
  uncertain  the  other  found  dubious  or  downright  false"; 
  "it  was  more  than  dubitable  whether  the  friend  was  as 
  influential  as  she  thought"-  Karen  Horney  [syn:  {dubious}, 
  {dubitable},  {in  question(p)}] 
  2:  fraught  with  uncertainty  or  doubt;  "they  were  doubtful  that 
  the  cord  would  hold";  "it  was  doubtful  whether  she  would 
  be  admitted";  "dubious  about  agreeing  to  go"  [syn:  {dubious}] 
  3:  unsettled  in  mind  or  opinion;  "drew  a  few  tentative 
  conclusions"  [syn:  {tentative}] 




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