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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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The interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) is investigating 20 firms that have entered into alleged dubious contracts approved by the former administration.
extremely her family She was the holiday dubious of children.
The Justice Dhingra commission has significant importance as there were many alleged dubious transactions during the 10- year Congress government in the state.
The chairwoman of the Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina, has said that the clampdown on dubious banking operations and capital flight would continue as the central bank works on strengthening the sector.
Every now and then, a mysterious symbol would appear in the night sky - something resembling a crowded goalmouth, maybe - and you'd have to drop everything and make your way to an underground bunker somewhere in the Peak District where you'd watch replays of a dubious goal from every conceivable angle until it was dubious no more.
BP has secured a victory in its legal battle to limit compensation payouts for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill >after a US court ordered tighter rules on dubious claims
He will probably try to have the dubious goals panel take it away!
It is pertinent to mention that the purchase done by EOBI of land in Lahore spreading to an area of 40 kanals is also dubious.
An end to exchanges would be manna from heaven for bookmakers, and perish the thought they might be the sole beneficiaries of a dubious, shady practice such as receiving 'inside' stable information and using for their market formation.
But just imagine if there was such a thing as the Dubious Decisions Committee?
O'Neill said: "Never mind Dubious Goals, it's a dubious committee full stop.
Campaigners backing a smoking ban today reveal at least two people are killed Forest fumes at 'dubious science': Smokers' lobby group Forest has questioned the figures from the Royal College of Physicians.