dubiety

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dubiety the state of being unsure of something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dubiety Doubtfulness; uncertainty; doubt. "The dubiety of his fate."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dubiety Doubtfulness; dubiousness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Dubiety doubtfulness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dubietas, fr. dubius,. See Dubious
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dubius.

Usage

In literature:

There was no dubiety permitted.
"St. Ives being The Adventures of a French Prison in England" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He lost all his diffident dubiety and was anew the bold adventurer, treading loverlike upon the very stars.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
Dubiety plays on me like a flute.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
It was curious that this same word "Dearest" had occasioned Westray also considerable thought and dubiety.
"The Nebuly Coat" by John Meade Falkner
And yet these grim old walls are not a dilettantism and dubiety; they are an earnest fact.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
But this is unchristian, and I must go consult Doctor Dubiety.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
The exact nature of the chemical action taking place is a point of some dubiety.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Then, meandering through this wilderness of dubiety, ran thoughts of Oliver.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
The selection of the gown was a matter for profound deliberation, and ended in a mood of dubiety.
"Making People Happy" by Thompson Buchanan
These rights are not free from difficulty and dubiety.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
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In news:

The Sudden Dubiety of His Redoubt.
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