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adjective dubious pronunciation in British English /ˈdjuːbiəs/
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  1. 1
    not completely good, safe, or honest
    He had a dubious reputation in the business.
    The story seemed a bit dubious to me.
  2. 2
    not sure about the truth or quality of something, or whether you should do something
    dubious about: I’m very dubious about his ability to do the job.
    We were dubious about signing the deal.
  3. 3
    used for saying that something is the opposite of the good thing you are describing it as
    a dubious honour/pleasure/distinction: I had the dubious pleasure of meeting him last night.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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