dudoso


dudoso
adj.
1 doubtful, insecure, in doubt, hesitant.
2 doubtful, uncertain, unlikely, improbable.
3 dubious, arguable, doubtable, doubtful.
4 of dubious origin, fishy, louche.
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dudoso
adjetivo
1 (incierto) doubtful, uncertain
2 (vacilante) hesitant, undecided
3 (sospechoso) suspicious, dubious
4 (poco seguro) questionable
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(f. - dudosa)
adj.
1) doubtful
2) dubious
3) questionable
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dudoso, -a
1. ADJ
1) (=incierto) [diagnóstico, futuro] doubtful, uncertain; [resultado] indecisive

de origen dudoso — of doubtful o uncertain origin

aún es dudosa su colaboración — it's still uncertain whether he will collaborate, his collaboration is still uncertain

2) (=vacilante) [persona] hesitant

estar dudoso — to be undecided, be in two minds

3) (=sospechoso) [actuación, dinero, reputación] dubious

el empleo de tácticas dudosas — the use of suspect o dubious tactics

2.
SM / F

el voto de los dudosos — the "undecided" vote

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-sa adjetivo
a) (incierto) doubtful

lo veo dudoso — it's doubtful, I doubt it

su participación aún está dudosa — it is still uncertain whether they will take part

b) <costumbres/moral> dubious, questionable; <victoria> dubious; <decisión> dubious

de dudoso gusto — in dubious taste

c) (indeciso) hesitant, undecided
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= suspect, dodgy [dodgier -comp., dodgiest -sup.], doubtful, dubious, questionable, suspicious, suspicious, unconvinced, dicey [dicier -comp., diciest -sup.], uncleared, iffy [iffier -comp., iffiest -sup.], rocky [rockier -comp., rockiest -sup.], borderline, fishy [fishier -comp., fishiest -sup.] , fly-by-night, dubious-sounding.
Ex. The utility, in information service terms, of a narrow technical education is suspect.
Ex. The statistical procedures from Czchekoslovakia and Romania have been pretty dodgy and unsatisfactory.
Ex. Without AACR is doubtful whether computerised cataloguing would have been implemented so relatively painlessly and successfully = Sin las RCAA es dudoso que la catalogación automatizada se hubiera implementado tan fácilmente y con tanto éxito, relativamente hablando.
Ex. On no account should the schedules of a classification scheme be modified in order to gain some dubious advantage of this kind.
Ex. It was questionable if the talent available was fit for the rather specific purposes of SLIS.
Ex. This can make them reluctant to accept or suspicious of outside help.
Ex. This program can also discover misconfigured or faulty applications that generate suspicious data traffic.
Ex. Many educators still remain unconvinced of the value of school libraries in the school.
Ex. Predicting the future is dicey.
Ex. Its relation to cognitive impairment is as yet uncleared.
Ex. I think we have some chance to get Friday in, but Saturday is dead meat without any doubt whatsoever and Sunday is pretty iffy.
Ex. The English is a little rocky on this lovely web site but we have it on good word that the original French is très bien.
Ex. An indication that the Commission would be prepared to accept a borderline project would provide a useful lever when the application is passed to the UK Government.
Ex. This is when children are not really concerned with scientific truth; they believe in Father Christmas anyway, even if there lurks the suspicion that there is something rather fishy about it all.
Ex. What I was reading about looked like a really genuine and reliable way of earning good money that didn't involve some fly-by-night, get-rich-quick scheme.
Ex. But I seem to get an awful lot of people trying to interest me in dubious-sounding business propositions.
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* con dudosa reputación = disreputable.
* conseguido de manera dudosa = ill-gotten.
* estar dudoso = be doubtful.
* proceder dudoso = unfair practice.
* que parece dudoso = dubious-sounding.
* ser dudoso = be doubtful.
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-sa adjetivo
a) (incierto) doubtful

lo veo dudoso — it's doubtful, I doubt it

su participación aún está dudosa — it is still uncertain whether they will take part

b) <costumbres/moral> dubious, questionable; <victoria> dubious; <decisión> dubious

de dudoso gusto — in dubious taste

c) (indeciso) hesitant, undecided
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= suspect, dodgy [dodgier -comp., dodgiest -sup.], doubtful, dubious, questionable, suspicious, suspicious, unconvinced, dicey [dicier -comp., diciest -sup.], uncleared, iffy [iffier -comp., iffiest -sup.], rocky [rockier -comp., rockiest -sup.], borderline, fishy [fishier -comp., fishiest -sup.] , fly-by-night, dubious-sounding.

Ex: The utility, in information service terms, of a narrow technical education is suspect.

Ex: The statistical procedures from Czchekoslovakia and Romania have been pretty dodgy and unsatisfactory.
Ex: Without AACR is doubtful whether computerised cataloguing would have been implemented so relatively painlessly and successfully = Sin las RCAA es dudoso que la catalogación automatizada se hubiera implementado tan fácilmente y con tanto éxito, relativamente hablando.
Ex: On no account should the schedules of a classification scheme be modified in order to gain some dubious advantage of this kind.
Ex: It was questionable if the talent available was fit for the rather specific purposes of SLIS.
Ex: This can make them reluctant to accept or suspicious of outside help.
Ex: This program can also discover misconfigured or faulty applications that generate suspicious data traffic.
Ex: Many educators still remain unconvinced of the value of school libraries in the school.
Ex: Predicting the future is dicey.
Ex: Its relation to cognitive impairment is as yet uncleared.
Ex: I think we have some chance to get Friday in, but Saturday is dead meat without any doubt whatsoever and Sunday is pretty iffy.
Ex: The English is a little rocky on this lovely web site but we have it on good word that the original French is très bien.
Ex: An indication that the Commission would be prepared to accept a borderline project would provide a useful lever when the application is passed to the UK Government.
Ex: This is when children are not really concerned with scientific truth; they believe in Father Christmas anyway, even if there lurks the suspicion that there is something rather fishy about it all.
Ex: What I was reading about looked like a really genuine and reliable way of earning good money that didn't involve some fly-by-night, get-rich-quick scheme.
Ex: But I seem to get an awful lot of people trying to interest me in dubious-sounding business propositions.
* con dudosa reputación = disreputable.
* conseguido de manera dudosa = ill-gotten.
* estar dudoso = be doubtful.
* proceder dudoso = unfair practice.
* que parece dudoso = dubious-sounding.
* ser dudoso = be doubtful.

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dudoso -sa
adjective
1 (incierto) doubtful
lo veo dudoso it's doubtful, I doubt it
su participación aún está dudosa it is still uncertain whether they will take part
es dudoso que cumpla su promesa it's doubtful o I doubt whether he'll keep his promise
2 ‹costumbres/moral› dubious, questionable; ‹victoria› dubious
una campaña publicitaria de dudoso gusto an advertising campaign in dubious o doubtful taste
una decisión dudosa a doubtful o dubious decision
3 (indeciso) hesitant, undecided
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dudoso
-sa adjetivo

a) (incierto) doubtful;

lo veo dudoso I doubt it

b) (cuestionable) dubious

c) (indeciso) hesitant, undecided

dudoso,-a adjetivo
1 (poco probable) unlikely, doubtful
(incierto) los orígenes de la creación son dudosos, the origins of creation are uncertain
(con pocas garantías) la atribución a Velázquez es dudosa, the attribution to Velazquez is doubtful
2 (indeciso, vacilante) undecided: estaba dudoso, he was hesitant
3 (turbio) dubious
'dudoso' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
dudosa
- incierto
- oscuro
English:
bad debt
- borderline
- doubtful
- dubious
- moot
- questionable
- touch
- uncertain
- border
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dudoso, -a adj
1. [improbable] doubtful;
una palabra de origen dudoso a word of doubtful origin;
lo veo dudoso I doubt it;
ser dudoso (que) to be doubtful (whether), to be unlikely (that);
es dudoso que asista a la reunión it's unlikely (that) he'll attend the meeting, it's doubtful whether he'll attend the meeting
2. [vacilante] hesitant, indecisive;
estaba dudoso sobre qué hacer she was unsure about what to do
3. [sospechoso] questionable, dubious;
un individuo de dudosa reputación an individual of dubious reputation;
una broma de gusto dudoso a joke in questionable taste;
un penalti dudoso a dubious penalty
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dudoso
adj
1 (incierto) doubtful, dubious
2 (indeciso) hesitant
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dudoso, -sa adj
1) : doubtful
2) : dubious, questionable
dudosamente adv
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dudoso adj (en general) doubtful
estoy dudoso, no sé qué coche elegir I'm doubtful, I don't know which car to choose

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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