What does Doubt mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doubt, uncertainty, incertitude, dubiety, doubtfulness, dubiousnessnoun

    the state of being unsure of something

  2. doubt, dubiousness, doubtfulness, questionverb

    uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something

    "the dubiousness of his claim"; "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"

  3. doubtverb

    consider unlikely or have doubts about

    "I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage"

  4. doubtverb

    lack confidence in or have doubts about

    "I doubt these reports"; "I suspect her true motives"; "she distrusts her stepmother"

Wikipedia

  1. Doubt

    Doubt is a mental state in which the mind remains suspended between two or more contradictory propositions, unable to be certain of any of them. Doubt on an emotional level is indecision between belief and disbelief. It may involve uncertainty, distrust or lack of conviction on certain facts, actions, motives, or decisions. Doubt can result in delaying or rejecting relevant action out of concern for mistakes or missed opportunities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doubtverb

    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

  2. Doubtverb

    to suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive

  3. Doubtverb

    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

  4. Doubtverb

    to suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive of

  5. Doubtverb

    to fill with fear; to affright

  6. Doubtverb

    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

  7. Doubtverb

    uncertainty of condition

  8. Doubtverb

    suspicion; fear; apprehension; dread

  9. Doubtverb

    difficulty expressed or urged for solution; point unsettled; objection

Freebase

  1. Doubt

    Doubt, a status between belief and disbelief, involves uncertainty or distrust or lack of sureness of an alleged fact, an action, a motive, or a decision. Doubt brings into question some notion of a perceived "reality", and may involve delaying or rejecting relevant action out of concerns for mistakes or faults or appropriateness. Some definitions of doubt emphasize the state in which the mind remains suspended between two contradictory propositions and unable to assent to either of them. The concept of doubt covers a range of phenomena: one can characterise both deliberate questioning of uncertainties and an emotional state of indecision as "doubt".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Doubt

    dowt, v.i. to waver in opinion: to be uncertain: to hesitate: to suspect: to believe with fear or hesitation: (Scot.) to think, even without the sense of hesitation.—v.t. to hold in doubt: to distrust.—p.adj. Doubt′ed (Spens.), questioned: feared, redoubted. [O. Fr. douter—L. dubitāre, akin to dubius, doubtful, moving in two (duo) directions.]

  2. Doubt

    dowt, n. uncertainty of mind: suspicion: fear: a thing doubted or questioned.—adj. Doubt′able.—n. Doub′ter.—adj. Doubt′ful, full of doubt: undetermined: not clear: not secure: suspicious: not confident.—adv. Doubt′fully.—n. Doubt′fulness.—p.adj. Doubt′ing, that doubts, undecided.—advs. Doubt′ingly; Doubt′less, without doubt: certainly; Doubt′lessly.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Doubt' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1623

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Doubt' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1859

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Doubt' in Nouns Frequency: #566

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Doubt' in Verbs Frequency: #556

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Doubt in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Doubt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Doubt in a Sentence

  1. Henri Frdric Amiel:

    A lively, disinterested, persistent looking for truth is extraordinarily rare. Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not to be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism or doubt.

  2. Nile Gardiner:

    This is without a doubt a huge blow to the U.S.-led international coalition in Iraq and Syria, although Britain will continue to play a role in terms of airstrikes in Iraq, Syria is really emerging as the main battleground and so the British move significantly undermines the U.S. position and makes it far harder to build a powerful U.S.-led coalition for military action inside Syria.

  3. Abraham Lincoln:

    'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

  4. Michelle Yagoda:

    I think any time you’re able to shade out imperfections and make a better picture of yourself, it affects the way we see each other and the way we see ourselves, i think this is a real problem, but I doubt that it’s going to be significantly affecting more people than regular body dysmorphic disorder does.

  5. Claire Wilcox:

    He did court controversy and he wanted to get people's attention with his shows, there is no doubt that was an element of fearless, the bravado, the East End boy -- all of these elements but I think people are just struck with admiration for his creativity ... and his artistry.

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