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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 suppression and mistreatment of Black people is maintained despite its malevolence and its moral dubiousness because it serves the needs of this system.
However, the tax imposition on 3G/4G networks by government of Punjab entails serious dubiousness among telcos and consumers.
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(120) Setting aside the dubiousness of this conclusion (particularly, the notion that any consumers might think that Dairy Queen produced the film), it is important to point out what the court did not consider--whether this customer confusion matters.
This resolution of contradictions is something to be recognized in the Kabbalah, and the playfulness and dubiousness in Borges's texts.
Anyone who has had to endure, either in person or in print, someone else's tortured justifications of every small formal gesture in a poem into meaningful interpretation must feel the dubiousness of this pronouncement.
Verses such as "sencilla como la nada" or "la nada de nuestros nunca cuerpos" are not only a call to the abolition of bourgeois feminine values but also a challenge to the dubiousness of a body/spirit split.
The dubiousness of this strategy was revealed on March 26,1996, the very day Dole cinched the GOP nomination by winning the California primary.
And if one believes that it is, does trademark enforcement reluctance actually imply dubiousness about the propriety of the asserted rights in the underlying trademark?
"I think there's a lot of dubiousness in our caucus to fast track, given that every time we sign a free-trade agreement it seems other countries violate the rules and we don't," said Sen.
The play marks Barnardine as a reprobate but also insists on the dubiousness of that label.
(79) Such a sale would not, on the face of it, be unlawful but set in the context of the Nazi persecution of Jews this type of transfer takes on a significant element of moral dubiousness.