Significado de “doubtful” - en el Diccionario Inglés

doubtful en inglés británico

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doubtfuladjective

uk /ˈdaʊt.fəl/ us /ˈdaʊt.fəl/

B2 If you are doubtful about something, you are uncertain about it:

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

B2 If a situation is doubtful, it is unlikely to happen or to be successful:

It is doubtful whether/if they ever reached the summit before they died.
It was doubtful that the money would ever be found again.

Más ejemplos

  • It is doubtful whether the government will ever agree to their demands.
  • We were doubtful about the product's usefulness from the start.
  • It now looks doubtful that the building work will be completed on time.
  • I'm a bit doubtful about whether to take on the job, as the hours are pretty unsociable.
  • Many of us are doubtful about the value of these new educational strategies.
doubtfully
adverb uk /ˈdaʊt.fəl.i/ us /ˈdaʊt.fəl.i/

"Are you telling me the truth?" he asked doubtfully.

(Definición de doubtful del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

doubtful en inglés americano

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doubtfuladjective

us /ˈdɑʊt·fəl/

uncertain or unlikely:

[ + (that) clause ] It was doubtful (that) the money would ever be found.
She gave me a long, doubtful look (= look full of doubt) and told me to wait.

(Definición de doubtful del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

doubtful en inglés de negocios

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doubtfuladjective

uk /ˈdaʊtfəl/ us ACCOUNTING

used to describe debts or accounts that are unlikely to be paid:

The Company has established an allowance for doubtful accounts based on the credit risk of specific customers and historical trends.
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(Definición de doubtful del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)