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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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At the time there was a dubiousness at many law schools about hiring their own graduates for the faculty, but in Laura's case we had no doubt that she was extraordinary.
Antievolutionists mistake, or pretend to mistake, these disagreements as indications of dubiousness of the entire doctrine of evolution.
The dubiousness of the stated cause for the war in Iraq--the WMD that never materialized--would seem to be underscored by the number and proportion of suicides committed by the direct wielders of deadly force in that conflict.
In the context of questions of religious faith and history, such an activity, especially rendered even more uncertain by implications of magic and shadow-puppets, indicates an inescapable irony in the narrator's attitude--a dubiousness about the trustworthiness of the results of his creative enterprise.
It is necessary for US authorities to investigate into the dubiousness of this university, how did federal government give them accreditation, the recognition and how gullible Indian students and other students have been left in the lurch now," he added.
The issue that interests us here is not the dubiousness of some of the standard ME assumptions.
They have sought to exploit any opportunity to show the alleged dubiousness of the science, such as the January 2010 scandal over the leaked e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit.
The present-day drama served as an introduction to El-Banna's story; a multifaceted tale of obsession, greed, power-struggle and moral dubiousness.
Veinotte, however, admits that his wife, Deanna, who is a stenographer, looked at her husband's business venture with some dubiousness.
As in the pre-Depression period, the moral dubiousness of abandoned Eurasian children was a concern.
The dubiousness of this interpretation is compounded by the fact that one would also have to imply from the general language of the AUMF that Congress intended these new powers to be exempt from the specific limitations it had previously imposed upon electronic surveillance under FISA and other statutes.
Perry then examines "The Poet's Mind," "The Palace of Art," "The Lady of Shalott," and Enoch Arden for Tennyson's Romantic legacy centered on awareness of both the possibilities and dubiousness of art's high claims.