The arts world is fuming over Obama's dubiously qualified "arts czar," and a humanities appointee who lacks a college degree.
N–no,” replied Will, dubiously; “only thought I heard something.
He indicates an imaginary abyss, which Jem stares at dubiously.
"Well, we won't want to get an unpopular fellow on the eleven," said the coach, dubiously.
"But maybe we'd better not do too much of that," said Jeter dubiously.
"Oui," ventured she, dubiously, the lightning playing deep back in her eyes.
"But he nearly succeeded to-night," mumbled McGuire dubiously.
“I don't know but I'm a fool to try and carry this thing out,” said he, dubiously surveying the pipe.
He went off whistling, and Belle gazed after him dubiously, yet reassured in spite of herself.
“Nor I; but I suppose we must face the music,” answered Scott, dubiously.
1540s, from Latin dubiosus "doubtful," from dubium "doubt," neuter of dubius "vacillating, moving two ways, fluctuating;" figuratively "wavering in opinion, doubting, doubtful," from duo "two" (see two), with a sense of "of two minds, undecided between two things." Old English also used tweo "two" to mean "doubt." Cf. doubt (v.). Related: Dubiously; dubiousness.