Definition of dubious
hesitating or doubting.
‘I am very dubious about this sort of thing,’ added Dr Fitzpatrick.
not to be relied upon; suspect.
Red-hot rage may seem in order when the country's values have been trampled upon by a government with a dubious claim to legitimacy.
Example of dubious
‘People who might be dubious about standing somewhere waiting for a bus may be more encouraged to do so if they know exactly when the bus is due,’ he said.
2004 will finish with a hat trick of games against the teams enjoying the dubious distinction of being below us in the league.
An increasingly isolated figure, he has come to rely on authorities whose expertise in the relevant disciplines is dubious .
Another Horsforth man claimed the dubious distinction of becoming the first English serviceman to be captured by the Germans - just one day after war broke out.
As I elucidated in the last section, misleading assumptions and dubious claims about western alienation abound.
Before the war, the submarine was regarded as a morally dubious weapon, subject to international agreements.
But the public interest would not be served by people of dubious motives giving false information by doctoring the official record.
Even those which are imaginative and intelligently put together are often morally dubious .
For these reasons, reflective foil on board insulation is of dubious value.
He is similarly dubious about the suggestion that the protests were incited by older activists.