dubiosity

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dubiosity (countable and uncountable, plural dubiosities)

  1. (rare) The state or characteristic of being dubious; a dubious assertion.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, London: Edw. Dod & Nath. Ekins, 1650, Book I, Chapter 5, p. 12,[1]
      [] men often swallow falsities for truths, dubiosities for certainties, sensibilities for possibilities, and things impossible as possibilities themselves.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, episode 16,
      Possibly perceiving an expression of dubiosity on their faces, the globetrotter went on adhering to his adventures.

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