dubiety

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dubiety (countable and uncountable, plural dubieties)

  1. (uncountable) Doubtfulness.
    • 1906, David Graham Phillips, The Fortune Hunter, ch. 18,
      Graham fell in with the scheme without a murmur of dubiety or dissent.
  2. (countable) A particular instance of doubt or uncertainty.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 2,
      And yet these grim old walls are not a dilettantism and dubiety; they are an earnest fact. It was a most real and serious purpose they were built for!
    • 1851, Thomas Carlyle, Life of John Sterling, ch. 4,
      Sterling's dubieties as to continuing at Bordeaux were quickly decided.