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dubiety

noun

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a feeling or attitude that one does not know the truth, truthfulness, or trustworthiness of someone or something
  • the comfort of having a faith free from all dubiety is what attracts people to the religious sect

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How does the noun dubiety differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of dubiety are doubt, mistrust, skepticism, suspicion, and uncertainty. While all these words mean "lack of sureness about someone or something," dubiety stresses a wavering between conclusions.

felt some dubiety about its practicality

When would doubt be a good substitute for dubiety?

The synonyms doubt and dubiety are sometimes interchangeable, but doubt suggests both uncertainty and inability to make a decision.

plagued by doubts as to what to do

In what contexts can mistrust take the place of dubiety?

While the synonyms mistrust and dubiety are close in meaning, mistrust implies a genuine doubt based upon suspicion.

had a great mistrust of doctors

When could skepticism be used to replace dubiety?

While in some cases nearly identical to dubiety, skepticism implies unwillingness to believe without conclusive evidence.

an economic forecast greeted with skepticism

When can suspicion be used instead of dubiety?

Although the words suspicion and dubiety have much in common, suspicion stresses lack of faith in the truth, reality, fairness, or reliability of something or someone.

regarded the stranger with suspicion

Where would uncertainty be a reasonable alternative to dubiety?

The words uncertainty and dubiety can be used in similar contexts, but uncertainty may range from a falling short of certainty to an almost complete lack of conviction or knowledge especially about an outcome or result.

assumed the role of manager without hesitation or uncertainty

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“Dubiety.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dubiety. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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