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English noun: dubiousness

1. dubiousness (cognition) the state of being unsure of something

Synonymsdoubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, incertitude, uncertainty

Broader (hypernym)cognitive state, state of mind

Narrower (hyponym)arriere pensee, disbelief, distrust, incredulity, indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution, mental rejection, mental reservation, misgiving, mistrust, peradventure, reservation, skepticism, suspense, suspicion


2. dubiousness (attribute) uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something

SamplesThe dubiousness of his claim.
There is no question about the validity of the enterprise.

Synonymsdoubt, doubtfulness, question

Broader (hypernym)precariousness, uncertainness, uncertainty

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