The state or quality of being doubtful; doubt; uncertainty.

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  • Doubtfulness — Doubt ful*ness, n. 1. State of being doubtful. [1913 Webster] 2. Uncertainty of meaning; ambiguity; indefiniteness. The doubtfulness of his expressions. Locke. [1913 Webster] 3. Uncertainty of event or issue. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doubtfulness — index ambiguity, confusion (ambiguity), doubt (suspicion), improbability, incertitude, incredulity …   Law dictionary

  • doubtfulness — doubtful ► ADJECTIVE 1) uncertain. 2) not known with certainty. 3) improbable. DERIVATIVES doubtfully adverb doubtfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • doubtfulness — noun see doubtful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • doubtfulness — See doubtfully. * * * …   Universalium

  • doubtfulness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A lack of conviction or certainty: doubt, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, mistrust, question, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty, wonder. See CERTAIN …   English dictionary for students

  • doubtfulness — doubt·ful·ness || daÊŠtfÊŠlnɪs n. quality of being doubtful; uncertainty, ambiguity; suspiciousness; skepticism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • doubtfulness — doubt·ful·ness …   English syllables

  • doubtfulness — noun 1. the state of being unsure of something • Syn: ↑doubt, ↑uncertainty, ↑incertitude, ↑dubiety, ↑dubiousness • Ant: ↑certainty (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ambiguity — Doubtfulness or uncertainty, especially in the meaning of language arising from its admitting of more than one meaning; duplicity in meaning. Kraney v Halsey, 82 Cal 209, 22 P 1137. A word or phrase is ambiguous within the meaning of the parol… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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