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doubt

doubt

 
pronunciation:
daUt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
beyond the shadow of a doubt, no doubt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: doubted, doubting, doubts
definition 1: to be uncertain about or believe unlikely.
He used to believe, but now he doubts the existence of ghosts.I doubt that I'll get back in time for the meeting.His mother doubted that he was telling the truth.
synonyms:
question, suspect
antonyms:
accept, believe, expect, trust
similar words:
disbelieve
definition 2: to lack trust in.
She doubted this young man's sincerity.Recently, he's begun to doubt his financial adviser.
synonyms:
distrust, mistrust, suspect
antonyms:
believe, trust
similar words:
fear, question
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be unconvinced or unsure of the truth; have difficulty believing something.
In spite of the evidence, he continued to doubt.
synonyms:
mistrust
antonyms:
believe
similar words:
falter, hesitate, misgive, vacillate, waver, wonder
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: uncertainty; unsureness.
He has doubts about his own ability.
synonyms:
dubiety, uncertainty
antonyms:
belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, faith, trust
similar words:
misgiving, mistrust, qualm, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, wonder
definition 2: a feeling of suspicion or mistrust.
His grandiose promises filled her with doubt.
synonyms:
distrust, misgiving, mistrust, qualm, reservation, suspicion
antonyms:
belief, confidence, faith, trust
similar words:
apprehension, disbelief, discredit, skepticism, wonder
definition 3: a condition or state of uncertainty.
I'm in doubt about my future.
synonyms:
perplexity, quandary, uncertainty
antonyms:
certainty, certitude
similar words:
dilemma, predicament, question
phrase: beyond the shadow of a doubt
phrase: no doubt
derivations: doubtable (adj.), doubtably (adv.), doubtingly (adv.), doubter (n.)
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