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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    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

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    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. RVM:

    Look at a stonecutter hitting at the rock. Nothing happens at first, but after many strikes, the rock eventually cracks. In Life, don't Doubt. Keep at it and it will happen. -RVM

  2. John F. Kennedy:

    For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.

  3. Sebastian Vettel:

    I think we have the right people on board, obviously it's a big change now which doesn’t impact on tomorrow's work but obviously for the future, no doubt about it, but I think things are headed in the right direction.

  4. Muhammad Syahril:

    We can't doubt our skills and the facts we gather, if we don't have cases, we don't have cases.

  5. Edward Yuan:

    I was first depressed and my wife was crying when we were told she can't leave, but a few hours later, the tears turned into surprise, happiness and doubt.

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