dubiety

[doo-bahy-i-tee, dyoo-]
noun, plural dubieties.
1.
doubtfulness; doubt.
2.
a matter of doubt.
Also called dubiosity.


Origin:
1740–50; < Latin dubietās, equivalent to dubi(us) dubious + -etās, variant of -itās after vocalic stems; see -ity


1. skepticism, mistrust, distrust, suspicion.
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dubiety or dubiosity (djuːˈbaɪɪtɪ, ˌdjuːbɪˈɒsɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state of being doubtful
2.  a doubtful matter
 
[C18: from Late Latin dubietās, from Latin dubiusdubious]
 
dubiosity or dubiosity
 
n
 
[C18: from Late Latin dubietās, from Latin dubiusdubious]

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dubiety
c.1750, from L.L. dubietas, from dubius (see dubious).
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Example sentences
Distrust-a dubiety of commitment and avowal-is his ground note.
Days of dubiety were spent on that question, for whatever was chosen it could not be changed afterwards.
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