- Doubt is defined as an uncertain opinion or a lack of confidence.
- An uncertainty about whether a football team will win a game is an example of a doubt.
- A belief that you can't finish a race is an example of a doubt.
- The definition of doubt is to be unsure or to disbelieve.
- To wonder if the person you're about to marry is the right person is an example of doubt.
- Not believing that a house is haunted is an example of doubt.
doubt definition by Webster's New World
- to be uncertain in opinion or belief; be undecided
- to be inclined to disbelief
- Archaic to hesitate
Origin: Middle English douten ; from Old French douter ; from Classical Latin dubitare, to waver in opinion ; from dubius, dubious; -b- reintroduced, after Classical Latin in 16th circa
- to be uncertain about; question; feel distrust of
- to be inclined to disbelieve; be skeptical of
- Archaic to be fearful or suspicious of
- a wavering of opinion or belief; lack of conviction; uncertainty
- lack of trust or confidence
- a condition of uncertainty: the outcome was in doubt
- an unsettled point or matter; difficulty
- Obsolete apprehension or fear
doubt definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb doubt·ed, doubt·ing, doubts verb, transitive
- To be undecided or skeptical about: began to doubt some accepted doctrines.
- To tend to disbelieve; distrust: doubts politicians when they make sweeping statements.
- To regard as unlikely: I doubt that we'll arrive on time.
- Archaic To suspect; fear.
- A lack of certainty that often leads to irresolution. See Synonyms at uncertainty.
- A lack of trust.
- A point about which one is uncertain or skeptical: reassured me by answering my doubts.
- The condition of being unsettled or unresolved: an outcome still in doubt.
Origin: Middle English douten, from Old French douter, from Latin dubitāre, to waver; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.
- doubtˈer noun
doubt - Phrases/Idioms
beyond doubtor without doubt
- very likely; probably