Word of the Day: Dubious


du-bi-ous / do͞o-bē-əs, dyo͞o-bē-əs


1. uncertain, not yet determined

The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities.

George Eliot, pen name of Mary Ann Evans, 1819 – 1880

2. doubtful or suspicious; questionable

He is a friend who, in dubious circumstances, aids in deeds when deeds are necessary. 

Plautus, 254 BC – 184 BC

3. untrustworthy; suspect

Information obtained under dubious circumstances cannot play a role in legal proceedings in a constitutional state.

Angela Merkel, 1954 –