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dubiety

[doo-bahy-i-tee, dyoo-] /duˈbaɪ ɪ ti, dyu-/
noun, plural dubieties.
1.
doubtfulness; doubt.
2.
a matter of doubt.
Also called dubiosity.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; < Latin dubietās, equivalent to dubi(us) dubious + -etās, variant of -itās after vocalic stems; see -ity
Synonyms
1. skepticism, mistrust, distrust, suspicion.
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  • Distrust-a dubiety of commitment and avowal-is his ground note.
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British Dictionary definitions for dubiety

dubiety

/djuːˈbaɪɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state of being doubtful
2.
a doubtful matter
Word Origin
C18: from Late Latin dubietās, from Latin dubiusdubious
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Word Origin and History for dubiety
n.

c.1750, from Late Latin dubietas "doubt, uncertainty," from dubius (see dubious).

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