dubiously

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dubious +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

dubiously (comparative more dubiously, superlative most dubiously)

  1. In a dubious manner.
    • 1993, William J. Leonard, The Letter Carrier, page 218:
      They had perpetuated a dubiously holy union of Church and State that had refused for centuries to hear the cry of the poor and the oppressed.
  2. Accompanied by doubt, or anxious uncertainty.
    • 1997, Kelly Joyce Neff, Dear Companion: The Inner Life of Martha Jefferson, page 167:
      She looked dubiously up the steep path to the vastness of dark wood on either side. “How far is it up to the top?”