adv. uncertainly, unsurely; hesitatingly; suspiciously, skeptically

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  • Doubtfully — Doubt ful*ly, adv. In a doubtful manner. [1913 Webster] Nor did the goddess doubtfully declare. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doubtfully — adv. Doubtfully is used with these verbs: ↑ask, ↑eye, ↑look, ↑shake …   Collocations dictionary

  • doubtfully — doubtful ► ADJECTIVE 1) uncertain. 2) not known with certainty. 3) improbable. DERIVATIVES doubtfully adverb doubtfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • doubtfully — adverb in a doubtful manner Gerald shook his head doubtfully • Syn: ↑dubiously • Derived from adjective: ↑dubious (for: ↑dubiously), ↑doubtful …   Useful english dictionary

  • doubtfully — adverb see doubtful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • doubtfully — See doubtful. * * * …   Universalium

  • doubtfully — adverb In a doubtful manner, in context of doubt or ambiguity, questionably …   Wiktionary

  • doubtfully — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb With skepticism: askance, dubiously, ques tioningly, skeptically. Idiom: with a grain of salt. See BELIEF …   English dictionary for students

  • doubtfully — doubt·ful·ly …   English syllables

  • doubtfully — See: doubtful …   English dictionary

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