Definition of 'dubious'
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It is a very dubious honour. Times, Sunday Times (2017)On the blog he claims a dubious victory. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The fashion industry has the dubious honour of being near the top of the list. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was a dubious penalty and we might have had two ourselves in the first half. The Sun (2010)The first is the dubious origins of the manuscript. Christianity Today (2000)She held the dubious honour of being the first of his many mistresses. PERDITA: The Life of Mary Robinson (2004)The dubious claims on offer have either been calls of judgment or stories where only time will tell. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They do not help themselves when they install premium phone lines that charge us for the dubious honour of waiting. Times, Sunday Times (2014)MPs have made dubious claims or paid family members for doubtful work and not one has been charged or lost their job. The Sun (2008)All are morally dubious, yet none is a crime. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Why can't it throw off its dubious reputation? Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is something a bit dubious about the whole Aardman ethos. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some top hotels have bars, but prices are high and the quality dubious. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Like absinthe, the pencil skirt has a dubious reputation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Charm can be a dubious quality, hiding a multitude of sins. Times, Sunday Times (2006)About the sale, my father was dubious at first. Cranford (1853)English cricket's performance centre has a dubious reputation. The Sun (2015)It remains striking that experimentation is seen as a more morally dubious reason for killing a fellow creature than the pleasure of eating it. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The first goal came from route one, then there was a dubious penalty and the third one was offside. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A more transparent and honest way of charging would be preferable to the underhand and morally dubious system currently employed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If you are staying in a dubious establishment, consider putting your bags and clothes in a large bin liner to keep the bugs out. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Dons fought back, and in the 69th minute they were awarded a dubious penalty. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Concerns the picture quality would be dubious - or the screen would freeze - also proved unfounded. The Sun (2009)For drivers taking to the road on Monday morning it may come as some solace that they do not yet have to pay for their dubious pleasure. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Dead Silence is a creaky gothic horror by the chaps who introduced us to the dubious pleasures of the Saw franchise. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'dubious'
British English: dubious /ˈdjuːbɪəs/ ADJECTIVE
You describe something as dubious when you think it is not completely honest, safe, or reliable.
This claim seems rather dubious.
- American English: dubious
- Arabic: مُريِب
- Brazilian Portuguese: duvidoso
- Chinese: 暧昧的
- Croatian: dvojben
- Czech: pochybný
- Danish: tvivlsom
- Dutch: dubieus
- European Spanish: dudoso
- Finnish: epäilyttävä
- French: douteux
- German: zweifelhaft
- Greek: διφορούμενος
- Italian: incerto
- Japanese: 怪しげな
- Korean: 의심스러운
- Norwegian: tvilsom
- Polish: wątpliwy
- European Portuguese: duvidoso
- Romanian: dubios
- Russian: сомнительный
- Spanish: dudoso
- Swedish: tvivelaktig
- Thai: น่าสงสัย
- Turkish: kuşkulu
- Ukrainian: сумнівний
- Vietnamese: đáng ngờ
Definition of dubious from the Collins English Dictionary
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