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dubiousadjective

 us   /ˈdu·bi·əs/
probably not true or not completely true; doubtful: The team had the dubious distinction of ranking 31st in the league.
Dubious can also mean not to be trusted, or not completely moral: a dubious character
(Definition of dubious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"dubious" in British English

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dubiousadjective

uk   /ˈdʒuː.bi.əs/  us   /ˈduː.bi.əs/
C2 thought not to be completely true or not able to be trusted: These claims are dubious and not scientifically proven. He has been associated with some dubious characters. Ruth Ellis has the dubious (= bad) distinction of being the last woman to be hanged in Britain.
C2 feeling doubt or not feeling certain: I'm dubious about his promises to change his ways.

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dubiously
adverb uk   /ˈdʒuː.bi.əs.li/  us   /ˈduː.bi.əs.li/
(Definition of dubious from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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