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    #1

    Conclusions, proposals... doubtful?

    I checked several dictionaries and the adjective 'doubtful' is usually used to refer to a person who is in doubt about something, and constructions such as it is + doubtful whether...

    Is it okay to say:
    1) ... so the conclusions are doubtful. (= not convincing and reliable)
    2) Your proposals are doubtful. (= not convincing and reliable)

    Thanks a lot

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    #2

    Re: Conclusions, proposals... doubtful?

    #1 is clearly correct. I have some reservations about "proposals" in #2.

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