Dubiosity
Dubiosity Du`bi*os"i*ty, n.; pl. {Dubiosities}. [L. dubiosus.] The state of being doubtful; a doubtful statement or thing. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Men often swallow falsities for truths, dubiosities for certainties, possibilities for feasibilities. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]


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  • dubiosity — [do͞o΄bē äs′ə tē, dyo͞o΄bē äs′ə tē] n. pl. dubiosities vague doubt or uncertainty SYN. UNCERTAINTY …   English World dictionary

  • dubiosity — noun The state or characteristic of being dubious. Possibly perceiving an expression of dubiosity on their faces, the globetrotter went on adhering to his adventures. Syn: dubiety, dubiousness …   Wiktionary

  • dubiosity — /dooh bee os i tee, dyooh /, n., pl. dubiosities. dubiety. [1640 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • dubiosity — du·bi·os·i·ty …   English syllables

  • dubiosity — ˌd(y)übēˈäsəd.ē, ətē, i noun ( es) Etymology: from dubious, after such pairs as English curious: curiosity : doubt, uncertainty, dubiety Synonyms: see …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dubiosities — Dubiosity Du bi*os i*ty, n.; pl. {Dubiosities}. [L. dubiosus.] The state of being doubtful; a doubtful statement or thing. [R.] [1913 Webster] Men often swallow falsities for truths, dubiosities for certainties, possibilities for feasibilities.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uncertainty — uncertainty, doubt, dubiety, dubiosity, skepticism, suspicion, mistrust can all mean a feeling of unsureness about someone or something. Uncertainty stresses the lack of certainty or certitude that may range from a mere falling short of these to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • uncertainty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. incertitude, doubt. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The mental state of being uncertain] Syn. perplexity, doubt, dubiety, dubiosity, skepticism, puzzlement, quandary, mystification, guesswork, conjecture,… …   English dictionary for students

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