doubtable
adjective see doubt I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Doubtable — Doubt a*ble, a. [OF. doutable, L. dubitabilis, from dubitare. Cf. {Dubitable}.] 1. Capable of being doubted; questionable. [1913 Webster] 2. Worthy of being feared; redoubtable. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doubtable — index debatable, disputable, doubtful, dubitative, impalpable, implausible, ludicrous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • doubtable — adjective Capable of being doubted; doubtful; dubious; dubitable. See usage notes below. Descartes adopts the tool of a radical skepticism, submitting to question established beliefs, exposing them to the test of doubt, breaking them down when… …   Wiktionary

  • doubtable — Un procez est tousjours doubtable jusques à la fin, Communis est Mars fori ad vltimam vsque catastrophes clausalam. B …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • doubtable — adj. questionable, may be doubted …   English contemporary dictionary

  • doubtable — doubt·able …   English syllables

  • doubtable — ˈdau̇d.əbəl, au̇tə adjective Etymology: Middle English doutable, from Middle French, causing doubt, doubting, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin dubitabilis doubting, from Latin, capable of being doubted, from dubitare to doubt + abilis able :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • doubt — doubtable, adj. doubtably, adv. doubter, n. doubtingly, adv. doubtingness, n. /dowt/, v.t. 1. to be uncertain about; consider questionable or unlikely; hesitate to believe. 2. to distrust. 3. Archaic. to fear; be apprehensive about. v.i. 4 …   Universalium

  • Dubitable — Du bi*ta*ble, a. [L. dubitabilis. Cf. {Doubtable}.] Liable to be doubted; uncertain. [R.] Dr. H. More. {Du bi*ta*bly}, adv. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dubitably — Dubitable Du bi*ta*ble, a. [L. dubitabilis. Cf. {Doubtable}.] Liable to be doubted; uncertain. [R.] Dr. H. More. {Du bi*ta*bly}, adv. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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