Definition of doubtfully in English:

doubtfully

adverb

See doubtful

  • ‘She passed in front of a mirror and frowned doubtfully at the outfit she was wearing.’
  • ‘‘Might be a bit hard with this old rusty Mazda hatchback,’ I mused doubtfully.’
  • ‘I enjoyed the reunion with my sister and my mother, who smiled doubtfully when I promised I would resume my daily visit.’
  • ‘She shook her head doubtfully, but smiled at me as if to say that she wouldn't be altogether unhappy if I was wrong.’
  • ‘‘I don't know,’ she said doubtfully, yet again pushing damp, dust-clogged hair out of her eyes.’

Pronunciation

doubtfully

/ˈdaʊtf(ə)li/