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Definitions of doubt

  1. lack confidence in or have doubts about; " I doubt these reports"; " I suspect her true motives"; " she distrusts her stepmother"
  2. uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something; " the dubiousness of his claim"; " there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"
  3. the state of being unsure of something
  4. consider unlikely or have doubts about; " I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage"
  5. To waver in opinion or judgment; to be in uncertainty as to belief respecting anything; to hesitate in belief; to be undecided as to the truth of the negative or the affirmative proposition; to b e undetermined.
  6. To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive.
  7. To question or hold questionable; to withhold assent to; to hesitate to believe, or to be inclined not to believe; to withhold confidence from; to distrust; as, I have heard the story, but I doubt the truth of it.
  8. To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive of.
  9. To fill with fear; to affright.
  10. A fluctuation of mind arising from defect of knowledge or evidence; uncertainty of judgment or mind; unsettled state of opinion concerning the reality of an event, or the truth of an assertion, etc.; hesitation.
  11. Uncertainty of condition.
  12. Suspicion; fear; apprehension; dread.
  13. Difficulty expressed or urged for solution; point unsettled; objection.
  14. To waver in opinion; hesitate; be in suspense.
  15. To suspect; distrust; question.
  16. Uncertainty of mind; suspense; scruple; perplexity; apprehension.
  17. To waver in opinion: to be uncertain: to hesitate: to suspect.
  18. To hold in doubt: to distrust.
  19. Uncertainty of mind: suspicion: fear: a thing doubted or questioned.
  20. DOUBTER.
  21. DOUBTINGLY.
  22. To distrust; hesitate to believe.
  23. To waver in opinion; be uncertain.
  24. Uncertainty; distrust.
  25. To hold as uncertain; distrust.
  26. To be in doubt.
  27. Lack of certain knowledge; uncertainty; indecision.
  28. A question; perplexity; problem.
  29. Uncertainty or hesitation of mind respecting truth or propriety, arising from defect of knowledge or evidence; suspense; matter of doubt; suspicion; fear.
  30. To regard as questionable; to hesitate to believe; to suspect; to distrust.
  31. To waver in opinion; to hesitate; to be in suspense or uncertainty respecting the truth; to be apprehensive or suspect.
  32. Uncertainty of mind; suspense; suspicion; fear; apprehension.
  33. To hesitate; to waver in opinion; to suspect; to fear; to hesitate to believe; to be in a state of uncertainty of mind.
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Quotes of doubt

  1. Well, the Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside Soviet Union, there's no doubt about that. – Gianni Agnelli
  2. Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man. – Jacob Bronowski
  3. We are involved in youth testing internationally. We want to try to prove without a shadow of a doubt the relationship between physical fitness and health, not just physical fitness and ability to perform. – Kenneth H. Cooper
  4. When we bring back with us the objects most dear, and find those we left unchanged, we are tempted to doubt the lapse of time; but one link in the chain of affection broken, and every thing seems altered. – Marguerite Gardiner
  5. By competent evidence, is meant such as the nature of the thing to be proved requires; and by satisfactory evidence, is meant that amount of proof, which ordinarily satisfies an unprejudiced mind, beyond any reasonable doubt – Simon Greenleaf
  6. Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity. – Vaclav Havel
  7. Ezra was right half the time, and when he was wrong, he was so wrong you were never in any doubt about it. – Ernest Hemingway
  8. In this world of doubt one thing is certain for me; that I will go on writing songs up to and- I hope, through heavenly means or diabolical- beyond the day I die. – Robyn Hitchcock
  9. Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear. – Dan Millman
  10. I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education. – Wilson Mizner
  11. There is no doubt that, with the exception of a very small number of people close to a vicious regime, the people of Iraq have been liberated and they understand that they've been liberated. – Richard Perle
  12. No doubt concentration camps were a means, a menace used to keep order. – Albert Speer
  13. If God, as some now say, is dead, He no doubt died of trying to find an equitable solution to the Arab -Jewish problem. – I. F. Stone
  14. There is no doubt in my mind who is number one- I have always been number one. – George Thorogood
  15. I thought I saw him for what he was -or what I thought he was. And he was talented, no doubt about that. But, he thought his talent was based on misery and that if he became happy it would just go. He believed that. – Fay Wray

Usage examples for doubt

  1. I doubt something's happened. – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
  2. I doubt it, but we can take a look. – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  3. I doubt if he will live through until the morning. – A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  4. He may: but I doubt it. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  5. Is there a doubt – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  6. There can be no doubt I think, as to that. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  7. I told you that you must have known me, and so, no doubt you did. – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  8. " You doubt my word, Miss Gray. – Mattie:--A Stray (Vol 3 of 3) by Frederick William Robinson
  9. " Well, it's for the best, I've no doubt – Apron-Strings by Eleanor Gates
  10. You do not doubt my word, I suppose? – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  11. Oh, there can be no doubt of it. – The Red Lily, v2 by Anatole France
  12. He had no doubt at all of my coming back! – The Secret of the Tower by Hope, Anthony
  13. Why do you doubt me? – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  14. They were needed, there was no doubt about that. – A Yankee Flier in Italy by Rutherford G. Montgomery
  15. What, sir, do you doubt it? – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  16. " No doubt says the professor. – A Little Rebel by Mrs. Hungerford
  17. There was no doubt at all in Mr. Strong's mind what that meant. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  18. This without doubt had been done. – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. " Without a doubt he declared. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. Why should we doubt them? – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim

Rhymes for doubt

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