Translation of doubtful in Spanish:

doubtful

de indecisión, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈdaʊtfəl/ /ˈdaʊtfʊl/ /ˈdaʊtf(ə)l/

See Spanish definition of dudoso

adjective

  • 1

    • 1.1(full of doubt)

      (expression/tone) de indecisión
      (expression/tone) de duda
      (expression/tone) dubitativo
      to be doubtful about sth
      to be doubtful as to sth
      he looked a bit doubtful when I asked him to stay se mostró un tanto dudoso / indeciso cuando le pedí que se quedara
      • I am doubtful as to its value tengo mis dudas acerca de su valor
      • I'm doubtful if / whether it's worth it dudo que valga la pena
      • When they finally arrived on the twenty-fifth floor, the couple stepped out hesitantly, doubtful of good news.
      • Today's doctors, in contrast, are uncertain of their role and doubtful of their abilities and are viewed with increasing suspicion by the population.
      • I'm still wavering, still feeling incredibly doubtful of the situation.
      • He is equally doubtful of my assertion that the modern knowledge society can go on satisfying growing human wants, including our aspiration to preserve a liveable environment.
      • But an American official who has been privately doubtful of the Administration's commitment to the peace process now echoes this view.
      • After she was told about the fierce competition in the modeling world in Jakarta, Nike, was briefly silent and seemed doubtful of her plans.
      • I'm also doubtful of so many things that I previously thought were true.
      • They are doubtful of her being reunited with Ollie, after waiting more than two weeks for his return.
      • When the radio program went ‘on the air’ a few minutes later, I at once made it clear that I was highly doubtful of the claims of graphology.
      • Lorentz wrote a paper in 1886 where he criticised Michelson's experiment and really was not worried by the experimental result which he dismissed being doubtful of its accuracy.
      • She had grown insecure and doubtful of herself.
      • Remember also that most people, despite their confident appearance and demeanor, are often as scared as you are and as doubtful of themselves.
      • I was doubtful of their success, but it was worth a try.
      • Don't manipulate the academic system on behalf of your child; it makes kids guilty and doubtful of their own ability.
      • I'm very doubtful of an intervention scenario, if he truly is bipolar.
      • It was clear that she was doubtful of our ability to win, as well.
      • I was starting to feel a little doubtful of my previous thoughts, but wasn't completely sure either way.
      • She was very doubtful of her own abilities, always had been.
      • These letters are merely intended to wreck our solidarity and create an impression that we are doubtful of our stance.
      • A lender doubtful of the borrower's ability to repay may take security over some or all of the company's assets.

    • 1.2(in doubt)

      dudoso
      it is doubtful that no es seguro que

      • it is doubtful whether he'll accept
      the outcome remains doubtful el resultado sigue siendo dudoso / incierto

  • 2

    (dubious)
    dudoso
    a remark in doubtful taste un comentario de dudoso gusto
    • a man of doubtful character un hombre de moral dudosa
    • the weather looks doubtful parece que se va a descomponer
    • that meat is a bit doubtful esa carne no me inspira confianza
    • Though the method by which he was brought to Israel was of doubtful legality, there has been general acceptance that Israel had the right to assert jurisdiction over offences committed in Germany.
    • The streets here were painted gold; whether it was genuine was doubtful, but it was supremely glamorous.
    • The fact that the patient's consent is the crucial factor means that the practice of informing relatives of a patient's diagnosis without first seeking consent to do so is of doubtful legality.
    • This edict was itself of doubtful legality, for it revoked an 1865 law, but was signed by the Tsar on presentation by the minister of the interior.
    • Controversy is an inevitable element of medical progress, but sometimes it degenerates into doubtful disputations.
    • It also did not make clear that doubtful or disputed cases should be referred to the courts.
    • After discounting doubtful data, C-values for 62 pteridophyte species remained acceptable for analysis.