Meaning of "doubtful" in Essential American English Dictionary


adjective us /ˈdɑʊt·fəl/

If something is doubtful, it probably will not happen:

It’s doubtful whether he’ll be able to come.

not feeling certain about something:

The teacher is doubtful about having parents working as classroom assistants.

(Definition of “doubtful” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)