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dubitative

[doo-bi-tey-tiv, dyoo-] /ˈdu bɪˌteɪ tɪv, ˈdyu-/
adjective
1.
doubting; doubtful.
2.
expressing doubt.
Origin of dubitative
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin dubitātīvus, equivalent to dubitāt(us) (see dubitation) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
dubitatively, adverb
undubitative, adjective
undubitatively, adverb
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  • His look, it seemed to Mainwaring, appeared to be dubitative as to how far he dared to be frank.

  • “No,” said Tom, opening his pocketknife and holding it over the puff, with his head on one side in a dubitative manner.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7 Charles H. Sylvester
  • The particle ba, has not signification, but serves to point out the interrogative and dubitative sentences.

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