1. Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt; wavering or fluctuating; undetermined. "Dubious policy." "A dubious, agitated state of mind."

2. Occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal; questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer. "Wiping the dingy shirt with a still more dubious pocket handkerchief." (Thackeray)

3. Of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle.

Synonyms: doubtful, doubting, unsettled, undetermined, equivocal, uncertain.

Origin: L. Dubius, dubiosus, fr. Duo two. See Two, and cf. Doubt.

(01 Mar 1998)

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