doubt

  • 1 Doubt — • A state in which the mind is suspended between two contradictory propositions and unable to assent to either of them Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Doubt     Doubt      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 doubt — doubt·able; doubt·er; doubt·ful·ly; doubt·ful·ness; doubt·ing·ly; doubt·ing·ness; doubt·less·ness; doubt·some; re·doubt·able; re·doubt·ably; re·doubt·ed; un·doubt·ed·ly; un·doubt·ing·ly; doubt; doubt·ful; doubt·less; mis·doubt; re·doubt;… …

    English syllables

  • 3 doubt — I (indecision) noun ambiguity, anxiety, apprehension, apprehensiveness, confusion, dubitatio, dubito, faltering, feeling of uncertainty, hesitancy, improbability, inability to decide, incertitude, indefiniteness, indeterminateness,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Doubt — Doubt, n. [OE. dute, doute, F. doute, fr. douter to doubt. See {Doubt}, v. i.] 1. 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Doubt — Doubt, v. t. 1. 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. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 doubt — verb. 1. I doubt whether he ll come and I doubt if he ll come are the standard constructions when doubt is used in the affirmative to mean ‘think it unlikely’. When doubt is used in the negative to mean ‘think it likely’, a that clause is normal …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 doubt — (v.) early 13c., to dread, fear, from O.Fr. doter doubt, be doubtful; be afraid, from L. dubitare to doubt, question, hesitate, waver in opinion (related to dubius uncertain; see DUBIOUS (Cf. dubious)), originally to have to choose between two… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 doubt — [dout] vi. [ME douten < OFr douter < L dubitare, to waver in opinion < dubius, DUBIOUS; b reintroduced, after L, in 16th c.] 1. to be uncertain in opinion or belief; be undecided 2. to be inclined to disbelief 3. Archaic to hesitate vt.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Doubt — (dout), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Doubted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Doubting}.] [OE. duten, douten, OF. duter, doter, douter, F. douter, fr. L. dubitare; akin to dubius doubtful. See {Dubious}.] 1. To waver in opinion or judgment; to be in uncertainty as to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 doubt — ► NOUN ▪ a feeling of uncertainty. ► VERB 1) feel uncertain about. 2) question the truth of. ● no doubt Cf. ↑no doubt DERIVATIVES doubter …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 doubt — [n] lack of faith, conviction; questioning agnosticism, ambiguity, apprehension, confusion, demurral, difficulty, diffidence, dilemma, disbelief, discredit, disquiet, distrust, dubiety, dubiousness, faithlessness, faltering, fear, hesitancy,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 doubt — n *uncertainty, skepticism, suspicion, mistrust, dubiety, dubiosity Analogous words: dubiousness, doubtfulness, questionableness (see corresponding adjectives at DOUBTFUL): incredulity, *unbelief, disbelief Antonyms: certitude: confidence… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 Doubt — This article is about the mental state. For other uses, see Doubt (disambiguation). Part of a series on God …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 doubt — doubt1 W1S1 [daut] n 1.) [U and C] a feeling of being not sure whether something is true or right ▪ Ally was confident that we would be ready on time, but I had my doubts . doubt about ▪ Elizabeth had no doubts at all about his ability to do the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 doubt — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, grave, real, serious, severe ▪ slight ▪ Without the slightest doubt this is a remarkable exhibition …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 doubt — I n. 1) to raise (a) doubt (her proposal raised serious doubts in my mind) 2) to cast doubt on 3) to feel doubt; to entertain, harbor doubts about 4) to express, voice (a) doubt 5) to dispel, resolve a doubt 6) a deep, serious, strong; gnawing;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 doubt — doubt1 [ daut ] noun count *** a feeling of not being certain about something: doubt about/as to: There seems to be some doubt as to whether this is legal. have no/little doubt that: I have no doubt that he will succeed. there is little/no doubt… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 doubt — 1 /daUt/ noun 1 UNCERTAIN FEELING (C, U) a feeling or feelings of being uncertain about something (+ about/as to): Maisie expressed private doubts about Lawrence s sanity. (+ whether/who/what etc): There s no doubt who was responsible for this… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 doubt — [[t]da͟ʊt[/t]] ♦♦ doubts, doubting, doubted 1) N VAR: oft N about/as to n, N that If you have doubt or doubts about something, you feel uncertain about it and do not know whether it is true or possible. If you say you have no doubt about it, you… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 doubt — I UK [daʊt] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms doubt : singular doubt plural doubts *** a feeling of not being certain about something doubt about/as to: There seems to be some doubt as to whether this is legal. have no/little doubt… …

    English dictionary


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