EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

dubious +‎ -ly

AdverbEdit

dubiously (comparative more dubiously, superlative most dubiously)

  1. In a dubious manner.
    • 1993, William J. Leonard, The Letter Carrier (page 218)
      They had perpetuated a dubiously holy union of Church and State that had refused for centuries to hear the cry of the poor and the oppressed.
  2. Accompanied by doubt, or anxious uncertainty.
    • 1997, Kelly Joyce Neff, Dear Companion: The Inner Life of Martha Jefferson (page 167)
      She looked dubiously up the steep path to the vastness of dark wood on either side. “How far is it up to the top?”