Synonyms for doubtful

Synonyms for (adjective) doubtful

Synonyms: doubtful, dubious

Definition: fraught with uncertainty or doubt

Usage: they were doubtful that the cord would hold; it was doubtful whether she would be admitted; dubious about agreeing to go

Similar words: uncertain, unsure, incertain

Definition: lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance

Usage: uncertain of his convictions; unsure of himself and his future; moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps; an uncertain smile; touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers


Synonyms: doubtful, dubious, dubitable, in question

Definition: open to doubt or suspicion

Usage: the candidate's doubtful past; he has a dubious record indeed; what one found uncertain the other found dubious or downright false; it was more than dubitable whether the friend was as influential as she thought- Karen Horney

Similar words: questionable

Definition: subject to question

Usage: questionable motives; a questionable reputation; a fire of questionable origin


Synonyms: tentative, doubtful

Definition: unsettled in mind or opinion

Usage: drew a few tentative conclusions

Similar words: unsettled

Definition: still in doubt

Usage: an unsettled issue; an unsettled state of mind