doubtful doubtful  /ˈdaʊt fəl/


  1. (adj) open to doubt or suspicion
  2. (adj) fraught with uncertainty or doubt
  3. (adj) unsettled in mind or opinion


  1. It's doubtful that many people reading this could say exactly, or even approximately, what the Halo games are about.
  2. She's going to need something a lot more convincing, and it's doubtful she'll ever get it.
  3. The move reassured doubtful green activists.


  1. LeBron James, Heat Cap NBA Finals for the Ages With Second Straight Title Nobody Wanted Them to Win

    It was a good thing there were no more games to play. No matter who won or lost, the season would end Thursday for the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, and that was a blessing, because by the end of an epic Game 7, it is doubtful anyone on either team would have […]
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

  2. Symbolism of Taliban flag and banner upends Afghan peace talks

    Planned negotiations between the US, Afghanistan, and the Taliban look doubtful after the Afghan president announces a boycott amid a row over the Taliban office in Doha.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. Updates on SF Giants’ Crawford, Pagan, Sandoval, others; plus lineup

    Manager Bruce Bochy listed Brandon Crawford as “doubtful” to play Thursday night as the shortstop continues to deal with swelling and pain in his two sprained fingers, although Crawford could pinch-bunt or run today if needed. Bochy also said Angel Pagan will begin a rehab assignment for Class A San Jose on Thursday with the hope he can be activated sometimes this weekend against the Marlins ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle


  1. "It's the answer that led those who have been told for so long by so many to be cynical, and fearful, and doubtful of what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day," Obama said.
    on Nov 4, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters India

  2. "There are always players who have small problems," Olsen said. "Bendtner is still doubtful for the Japan game, and will continue to be regardless of how far we go in the tournament." "We know what to do, though it is difficult to...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Morten Olsen Source: Just Arsenal News

  3. Ferguson said: "Wayne felt his ankle. We hope it is not ligament trouble - but he is doubtful for Saturday's game at Blackburn, I would imagine."
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: This is London

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /