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dubious

US [ˈdubiəs]
UK [ˈdjuːbiəs]
  • adj.怀疑;无把握;拿不准;可疑的
  • Web怀疑的;不确定的;半信半疑的
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adj.
1.
[nubn]
~ (about sth)/(about doing sth)
怀疑;无把握;拿不准not certain and slightly suspicious about sth; not knowing whether sth is good or bad
I was rather dubious about the whole idea.
我对这整个想法持怀疑态度。
2.
可疑的;不可信的;靠不住的;不诚实的probably not honest
They indulged in some highly dubious business practices to obtain their current position in the market.
他们采取了一些极为可疑的商业手段以取得目前在市场上的地位。
3.
不确定的;不一定好的that you cannot be sure about; that is probably not good
They consider the plan to be of dubious benefit to most families.
他们认为这项计划对大多数家庭不一定有好处。
She had the dubious honour of being the last woman to be hanged in England(= it was not an honour at all) .
她成为英格兰最后一个受绞刑的女子,这也算是一种荣幸吧。

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