HyperDic: doubtful

English > 3 senses of the word doubtful:
ADJECTIVEalldoubtful, dubious, dubitable, in questionopen to doubt or suspicion
alldoubtful, dubiousfraught with uncertainty or doubt
alldoubtful, tentativeunsettled in mind or opinion
doubtful > pronunciation
Soundsdaw'tfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > doubtful: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningopen to doubt or suspicion.
Example"the candidate's doubtful past"
Synonymsdubious, dubitable, in question
Broaderquestionablesubject to question
Spanishcuestionable, dudoso
Catalandubtós
Nounsdoubtfulnessuncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
English > doubtful: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningfraught with uncertainty or doubt.
Examples
  • "they were doubtful that the cord would hold"
  • "it was doubtful whether she would be admitted"
Synonymdubious
Broaderuncertain, unsure, incertainlacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
Spanishdudoso
Catalandubtós
Nounsdoubtfulnessthe state of being unsure of something
Adverbsdoubtfullyin a doubtful / doubtful manner
English > doubtful: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningunsettled in mind or opinion.
Synonymtentative
BroaderunsettledStill in doubt
Spanishdudoso, indeciso
Nounsdoubtfulnessthe state of being unsure of something

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