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dubitable Line breaks: du¦bit|able
Pronunciation: /ˈdjuːbɪtəb(ə)l/

Definition of dubitable in English:


(Of a belief, conclusion, etc.) open to doubt.
Example sentences
  • But on the other hand if councils choose to use dubitable methods to make money for themselves, no serious investors will be forthcoming.
  • Stories of his greed are dubitable.
  • But this solution has been found dubitable by many commentators.


Early 17th century: from Latin dubitabilis, from dubitare 'to doubt'.



Pronunciation: /djuːbɪtəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • The only issue between them is whether or not this "falsity" of dreams leads to the dubitability of the difference between dreaming and waking.
  • But the question we need to ask here is whether all judgements possess the characteristics of corrigibility and dubitability and thus takes an epistemic form.

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