1. the state of being unsure of something
Syn: ↑doubt, ↑uncertainty, ↑incertitude, ↑dubiety, ↑doubtfulness
Ant: ↑certainty (for: ↑uncertainty)
Derivationally related forms: ↑dubious, ↑doubtful (for: ↑doubtfulness), ↑doubt (for: ↑doubt)
Hypernyms: ↑cognitive state, ↑state of mind
2. uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something

the dubiousness of his claim


there is no question about the validity of the enterprise

Syn: ↑doubt, ↑doubtfulness, ↑question
Derivationally related forms: ↑question (for: ↑question), ↑doubtful (for: ↑doubtfulness), ↑dubious, ↑doubt (for: ↑doubt)
Hypernyms: ↑uncertainty, ↑uncertainness, ↑precariousness

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