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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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For these were consistent not only with the conflicting sources of Arthurian tradition and Arthur's historical dubiety but also with higher criticism's repositioning of the bible as a collection of multiple, often mythic accounts that nonetheless referred to an historical figure and a narrative of central cultural and spiritual significance.
Speaking about the session, Amit Garg said, “Mobile learning is an emerging trend in the learning industry, yet there is a sense of dubiety about its success amongst training organizations.
(34) Some dubiety rests in the determination of the position of a corporate body due to the fact that in international law they are not considered as 'subjects' and in national law they are not 'citizens'.
The reported shrinkage of the skull strikes a resounding note of dubiety. Incidentally, the FBI laboratory report of 31st July 1951, which lists 14 specimens submitted for examination, contains no reference to a skull, merely to 'particles of bones found in ashes'.
"One function of the epigraphs," says Kenner, "is to blur the beginnings of the poems; they open not with the eclat of some syntactic gesture--'of man's first disobedience ...'--but with an awakened dubiety about the scope of a quotation."
Her ex-husband justified his dubiety by saying that he could not rule out the possibility that she might have cheated on him with other men because she had betrayed her family's trust before marriage!!
The ironic shift between archness and tenderness in the telling of Dexter's story lends emotive ambivalence, at times even dubiety, to his narration.
While such dubiety is understandable considering the beating these financiers took during the near-annihilation of the world's economy, their newfound tightfistedness triggered a significant drop in life sciences and medical device venture funding in the last quarter of 2010.
Among these; apparently Tesco are currently selling a 'Three Lions Salad' (although I believe there may be some dubiety over the authenticity of the lion meat), and a company called EdF is an official sponsor of the England squad.
At a meeting with media spokespersons of ministries and government departments, Al Sharif, who is also the Government spokesman, said the media spokesperson should corroborate a news item or statement with accurate information and through avoiding dubiety.
Whether or not John Shakespeare resisted assimilation to the reformed faith reinstituted by Elizabeth I after the apostasy of Queen Mary--and a recent study argues its dubiety [see Robert Bearman, "John Shakespeare: A Papist or lust Penniless?" Shakespeare Quarterly, 56 (2005): 411-33]--his religious position would indicate nothing, however, about what William Shakespeare, man or boy, believed and practiced, nor how his poetry is spiritually informed.
She might enter subjectivity without dubiety. Of this walled "room" of self you wrote, in your story "The Lady in the Looking Glass":