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dubious

adjective One many adjectival euphemisms for unproven (see there), typically used in the context of alternative therapies that provide no more benefit than an effective placebo.
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But what surprised me is that the players who took part in that dubious match don't even appear to be proper professional cricketers as most of them I saw on TV were wearing joggers.
The tax ratio of these 300 industrial units was gradually decreasing instead of increasing for the last three consecutive years, which made their performance dubious, the FBR officials added.
Agabin said that since the MICC was a mere policymaking body, it could only look into these dubious contracts and raise its findings later to implementing agencies, including the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
So every two years, he takes the oath which proves his dubious character.
We have records of 198 roads, drains and pavements, the contracts of which were awarded to several contractors and dubious payments were made.
Following the directives of Chief Executive Officer PESCO Anwar ul Haq Yousafzai, the surveillance team conducted raids and removed 11 dubious meters and sent for laboratory.
Unlike Mr Rushton, I don't think that most people I've encountered are dubious.
In a speech met by shakes of the head from Home Secretary Theresa May, she added: "The SNP will not be morally blackmailed or bullied by members opposite into blind support for a Bill of dubious legality in some respects and which seeks powers that go beyond Western democracies.
He said people who purchase tickets from dubious brokers will have to shell out the entire amount when they get caught.
PESHAWAR -- Scores of the ruling Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PMLN) activists staged a protest demonstration against the Pakistan TehrikeInsaf (PTI) MNA Murad Saeed for obtaining a dubious degree from University of Peshawar (UoP).
Global Banking News-August 22, 2014--Analysts dubious of Brazil central bank's move to boost lending
He wrote in FIFA Weekly: "Games behind closed doors are also included in the code, but I regard this penalty as an extremely dubious instrument.