French translation of 'doubtful'
1. (= unlikely)
it is doubtful that ..., it is doubtful whether ... il est douteux que ... (+ subj)
2. (= uncertain) [thing] douteux/euse
it’s doubtful ce n’est pas sûr
3. (= dubious) [quality, value] douteux/euse
4. (= full of doubts) [person] incertain(e)
I’m a bit doubtful. Je n’en suis pas si sûr.
You sound doubtful. Tu n’as pas l’air sûr.
to be doubtful about sth avoir des doutes sur qch
to be doubtful (that) ... douter que ... (+ subj)
to be doubtful whether ... douter que ... (+ subj)
to be doubtful about doing something hésiter à faire quelque chose
I’m doubtful about going by myself. J’hésite à y aller tout seul.
5. (= unlikely to play) [player]
Jokanovic is doubtful for Chelsea. La participation de Jokanovic avec Chelsea est incertaine.
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Example Sentences Including 'doubtful'
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Life shuttles by way too fast for these doubtful little games.The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
It's also doubtful they have the discipline.Total Customer Service (The Ultimate Weapon) (1990)
Whether there is such a thing as a profit motive at all is highly doubtful.THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)
Yet it seems doubtful that any court would let such an action succeed.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But whether it will still be on our screens in 2018 is highly doubtful.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
For the first act the answer seemed doubtful.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Some of his other viewpoints seem more doubtful.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The intelligence gained under duress would be of doubtful value and immensely costly to the integrity of democratic governments.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
And two of those look increasingly doubtful runners as fears grow about the weather and going.The Sun (2012)
He is also doubtful for the final group E game against Italy.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He will be assessed by the England medical team but he looks doubtful.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It is highly doubtful as we look at the options and find it is largely a case of rounding up the usual suspects.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We stayed in a hotel with a doubtful reputation, but it was magic to me.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But whether they (or the rest of us) will get certainty before the next election looks doubtful.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Her father supports the attempt, but his former wife remains doubtful.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Some claims for its benefits remain doubtful.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Whether this will be enough to cause the remotest stir in Germany this summer remains doubtful.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
With petrol prices low, it is highly unlikely he will heed their call, but also doubtful he will increase the tax after four years of freezes.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
It is highly doubtful that better bus services would change matters.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It seems very doubtful whether a revolution in popular habits should be attempted when the public mind is obsessed with a war.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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'doubtful' in Other Languages
British English: doubtful /ˈdaʊtfʊl/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is doubtful seems unlikely or uncertain.
It is doubtful whether he will appear again.
- American English: doubtful
- Arabic: مَشْكُوك فِيه
- Brazilian Portuguese: duvidoso
- Chinese: 疑惑的
- Croatian: sumnjičav
- Czech: nepravděpodobný
- Danish: tvivlsom
- Dutch: twijfelachtig
- European Spanish: dudoso
- Finnish: kyseenalainen
- French: douteux
- German: zweifelhaft
- Greek: αμφίβολος
- Italian: dubbioso
- Japanese: 疑わしい
- Korean: 의심스러운
- Norwegian: tvilsom
- Polish: wątpliwy
- European Portuguese: duvidoso
- Romanian: nesigur
- Russian: сомнительный
- Spanish: dubitativo
- Swedish: tveksam
- Thai: เป็นที่สงสัย
- Turkish: kuşkulu
- Ukrainian: сумнівний
- Vietnamese: đáng nghi
Translation of doubtful from the Collins English to French Dictionary