What does doubt mean?

Definitions for doubt
daʊtdoubt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doubt, uncertainty, incertitude, dubiety, doubtfulness, dubiousness(noun)

    the state of being unsure of something

  2. doubt, dubiousness, doubtfulness, question(verb)

    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. doubt(verb)

    consider unlikely or have doubts about

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

  4. doubt(verb)

    lack confidence in or have doubts about

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doubt(verb)

    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. Doubt(verb)

    to suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive

  3. Doubt(verb)

    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. Doubt(verb)

    to suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive of

  5. Doubt(verb)

    to fill with fear; to affright

  6. Doubt(verb)

    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. Doubt(verb)

    uncertainty of condition

  8. Doubt(verb)

    suspicion; fear; apprehension; dread

  9. Doubt(verb)

    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.

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce doubt?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say doubt in sign language?

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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. President Barack Obama:

    These decisions will also help promote human rights and freedom in a country where we have had little influence for too long, i am proud of the quick, but no doubt difficult, work our President has done to chart a new course in our relationship with Cuba, and I wholeheartedly support his efforts to tear down the walls that separate us.

  2. Everett D. Martin:

    It is easier to believe than to doubt.

  3. Suranand Vejjajiva:

    A lot of people ... say he's a bumbling fool. But he's not. He's smart enough, but does he have the world view or the perspective to run the country? I doubt it.

  4. Tim Henman:

    Fingers crossed they will all be good enough to make the final cut and appear at this year's Champions Tennis event, i'd love to play alongside them in December. The dogs' enthusiasm and desire to fetch would certainly make it even more of a fantastic spectacle and no doubt they'd get more attention than the players.

  5. Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    This has to stop, there can be no room for doubt in the fight against terrorism, i don't have any doubts about Bernard Cazeneuve.

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