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dubious /ˈduːbijəs/  /Brit ˈdjuːbijəs/

  • adjective
    [more ~; most ~]
    not used before a noun :unsure or uncertain :feeling doubt about something - usually + about
    I was dubious [=doubtfulabout our chances for success.
    causing doubt, uncertainty, or suspicion :likely to be bad or wrong
    She was a dubious choice for the job. [=she was not a good choice for the job]
    a man of dubious character
    used ironically in phrases like dubious honor and dubious distinction to describe something bad or undesirable as if it were an honor or achievement
    He is the lawyer with the dubious honor of having lost the most cases in the firm.
    We had the dubious distinction of losing 12 games in a row.