1. 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
  2. the state of being unsure of something
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How To Use doubtfulness In A Sentence

  • On several occasions in your house I observed that whenever there was a discussion of any kind, and Diego gave his opinion, you always took it with a certain irony and doubtfulness of its truthfulness. Jan Herman: Frida K Lives On ...
  • ‘We're twenty-two years old, we can do this,’ Luke tried to sound bright, but Jake heard the doubtfulness in his voice.
  • I would have expected anger, doubtfulness, maybe regret, but he seemed to do it with absolutely no emotion.
  • I thus cautiously confine myself to the relatively non-committal psychologised explanation and, in doing so, I thereby convey to my hearers, by Gricean implicature, just such doubtfulness concerning the correctness of Angus 'belief. Reasons for Action: Justification vs. Explanation
  • All doubtfulness vanished after the testimony of the key witnesses.
  • And he seemed to think meditation and working on this would eventually ‘make you doubt the doubtfulness.’
  • Ambiguity refers literally to doubtfulness or uncertainty in expressive meaning of the text. An expression may contain multiple meanings, and this is an important technique of poetry.
  • There has been evidence of such doubtfulness this week after initial claims for jobless benefits exceeded forecasts in the past four weeks. Weak Jobs Data Could Put Final Nail in Rally's Coffin
  • The next day, March 1, doubtfulness turned to near hopelessness. A Country of Vast Designs
  • I doubt that Michelle Obama was surprised or dismayed by the boos at the Nascar rally: it's not surprising that the national doubtfulness about first ladies and the strong, accomplished women who are coming to hold the role would emerge in boos from some of the Obama administration's fiercest opponents. Michelle Obama's Nascar boos | Kay Dilday
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