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Definitions of doubt

  1. To waver in opinion; to hesitate; to be in suspense or uncertainty respecting the truth; to be apprehensive or suspect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive of. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To fill with fear; to affright. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To suspect; distrust; question. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To hold in doubt: to distrust. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To distrust; hesitate to believe. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To hold as uncertain; distrust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To waver in opinion or judgment; to be in uncertainty as to belief respecting anything; to hesitate in belief; to be undecided as to the truth of the negative or the affirmative proposition; to b e undetermined. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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, or the truth of an assertion, etc.; hesitation. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Uncertainty of condition. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Suspicion; fear; apprehension; dread. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Difficulty expressed or urged for solution; point unsettled; objection. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To waver in opinion; hesitate; be in suspense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To waver in opinion: to be uncertain: to hesitate: to suspect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To waver in opinion; be uncertain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To be in doubt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To regard as questionable; to hesitate to believe; to suspect; to distrust. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To hesitate; to waver in opinion; to suspect; to fear; to hesitate to believe; to be in a state of uncertainty of mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something; "the dubiousness of his claim"; "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. the state of being unsure of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. consider unlikely or have doubts about; "I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. Uncertainty of mind; suspense; scruple; perplexity; apprehension. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Uncertainty of mind: suspicion: fear: a thing doubted or questioned. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. DOUBTER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. Lack of certain knowledge; uncertainty; indecision. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A question; perplexity; problem. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Uncertainty or hesitation of mind respecting truth or propriety, arising from defect of knowledge or evidence; suspense; matter of doubt; suspicion; fear. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Uncertainty of mind; suspense; suspicion; fear; apprehension. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. DOUBTINGLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for doubt

  1. There was no doubt at all in Mr. Strong's mind what that meant. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  2. I doubt it, but we can take a look. – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
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