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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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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?
But the big difference was that they made all and completely dictated the shape of the race, adding a degree of dubiety to the comparison.
To men of my sort a room filled with a hundred people is a cause for dubiety.
It focuses on the moral dubiety of the city, its transgressive corners, its nights, its potential for strenuous sins.
Moreover, the historical aspect is thrown into dubiety as well since the permutation factor of the books will reveal every possible rendering of the library's genesis and the "ultimate purpose" of the librarians in the library.
Even though lumping the recidivism rates of all sex offenders together is unhelpful in assessing the risk posed by these offenders, it does shed light on the dubiety of popular claims about sex offender recidivism.
Postmodern theories of knowledge are characterized by an emphasis on subjectivity and particularities rather than objectivity and universals, which leads to a dubiety regarding the possibility of achieving anything resembling objective truth or universally valid conclusions.
suspension" an either-or of alternation, hesitation and dubiety.
There may have been some dubiety about the winner, but the Dundee supporters don't care.
In this we are treated to a serious discourse on the dubiety of the Scottish claims made on behalf of Kirkpatrick MacMillan and Gavin Dalzell, the first ever in a book of this type and most welcome.