dubious - definition and synonyms


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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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