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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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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
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