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doubt

doubt

 
 
pronunciation:
daUt
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
beyond the shadow of a doubt, no doubt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: doubted, doubting, doubts
definition 1: to not know for sure; be uncertain about the truth of.
I doubt that I did well on that test.She's beginning to doubt that a stork brought her baby brother.
synonyms:
question
antonyms:
accept, believe, expect, trust
definition 2: to lack trust in.
I've started to doubt her honesty.
synonyms:
distrust, mistrust
antonyms:
believe, trust
similar words:
fear, question
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a feeling of not being certain or sure.
He was filled with doubt about his ability to perform in front of an audience.
antonyms:
belief, certainty, confidence, faith
similar words:
misgiving, mistrust, qualm, reservation
definition 2: a feeling of being suspicious.
His words filled her with doubt.
synonyms:
distrust, misgiving, mistrust, qualm, reservation
antonyms:
belief, confidence, faith, trust
similar words:
apprehension, disbelief
definition 3: a condition of being unsure or uncertain.
The future of the old drugstore is in doubt because few people shop there anymore.
antonyms:
certainty
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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