Doubt meaning

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To regard as unlikely.

I doubt that we'll arrive on time.

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To be undecided or skeptical.
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To be uncertain in opinion or belief; be undecided.
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To be inclined to disbelief.
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To be inclined to disbelieve; be skeptical of.
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To be fearful or suspicious of.
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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.

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The condition of being unsettled or unresolved.

An outcome still in doubt.

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Apprehension or fear.
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To hesitate.
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To be uncertain about; question; feel distrust of.
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A condition of uncertainty.

The outcome was in doubt.

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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.

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(intransitive) To lack confidence in; to disbelieve, question, or suspect.

He doubted that was really what you meant.

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To suspect; fear.
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A point about which one is uncertain or skeptical.

Reassured me by answering my doubts.

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(archaic) To fear; to suspect.
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Shakespeare.

I doubt some foul play.

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Spenser.

I of doubted danger had no fear.

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There was some doubt as to who the child's real father was.

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To be undecided or skeptical about.

Began to doubt some accepted doctrines.

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To tend to disbelieve; distrust.

Doubts politicians when they make sweeping statements.

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beyond
  • Without question; certainly; definitely.
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no doubt
  • Certainly.
  • Probably.
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beyond doubt
  • Certainly.
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no doubt
  • Certainly.
  • Very likely; probably.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of doubt

  • Middle English douten from Old French douter from Latin dubitāre to waver dwo- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English douten, from Anglo-Norman douter, from Old French douter, from Latin dubitare. Replaced Middle English tweonien (“to doubt”) (from Old English twēonian, compare Old English twēo (“doubt, duplicity”)). The modern spelling is probably under the influence of Middle French doubter.
    From Wiktionary
  • Middle English doute, from Anglo-Norman and Old French doute, from Latin dubita. The modern spelling is probably under the influence of Middle French doubte.
    From Wiktionary