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Synonyms for doubt
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Princeton's WordNet

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

    the state of being unsure of something

    Synonyms:
    dubiety, incertitude, doubtfulness, precariousness, dubiousness, uncertainty, uncertainness, question

  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"

    Synonyms:
    dubiety, incertitude, doubtfulness, interrogative sentence, dubiousness, uncertainty, query, motion, inquiry, head, interrogative, enquiry, interrogation, question

  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"

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. doubt(v)

    To doubt is to lack conviction. Incompleteness of evidence may compel one to doubt, or some perverse bias of mind may incline him to. Distrust may express simply a lack of confidence; as, I distrust my own judgment; or it may be nearly equivalent to suspect; as, I distrusted that man from the start. Mistrust and suspect imply that one is almost assured of positive evil; one may distrust himself or others; he suspects others. Mistrust is now rarely, if ever, used of persons, but only of motives, intentions, etc. Distrust is always serious; mistrust is often used playfully. Compare SUPPOSE. Compare synonyms for DOUBT, n.

    Synonyms:
    distrust, mistrust, surmise, suspect

    Antonyms:
    believe, confide in, depend on, depend upon, rely on, rely upon, trust

  2. doubt(n)

    Doubt is a lack of conviction that may refer either to matters of belief or to matters of practise. As regards belief, while doubt is lack of conviction, disbelief is conviction, to the contrary; unbelief refers to a settled state of mind, generally accompanied with opposition of heart. Perplexity is active and painful; doubt may be quiescent. Perplexity presses toward a solution; doubt may be content to linger unresolved. Any improbable statement awakens incredulity. In theological usage unbelief and skepticism have a condemnatory force, as implying wilful rejection of manifest truth. As regards practical matters, uncertainty applies to the unknown or undecided; doubt implies some negative evidence. Suspense regards the future, and is eager and anxious; uncertainty may relate to any period, and be quite indifferent. Misgiving is ordinarily in regard to the outcome of something already done or decided; hesitation, indecision, and irresolution have reference to something that remains to be decided or done, and are due oftener to infirmity of will than to lack of knowledge. Distrust and suspicion apply especially to the motives, character, etc., of others, and are more decidedly adverse than doubt. Scruple relates to matters of conscience and duty.

    Synonyms:
    disbelief, distrust, hesitancy, hesitation, incredulity, indecision, irresolution, misgiving, perplexity, question, scruple, skepticism, suspense, suspicion, unbelief, uncertainty

    Antonyms:
    assurance, belief, certainty, confidence, conviction, decision, determination, persuasion, resolution, resolve

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. doubt(n)

    Synonyms:
    dubiousness, dubitation, scruple, hesitation, suspense, distrust, suspicion, perplexity, uncertainty, ambiguity, difficulty, indecision

    Antonyms:
    certainty, clearness, precision, determination, decision, conviction, satisfaction

  2. doubt(v)

    Synonyms:
    dubitate, hesitate, vacillate, waver, demur

    Antonyms:
    decide, determine, resolve, assent

Editors Contribution

  1. fishy

    something just doesn't add.

    i'm not sure about the evidence put forward, i need some more background work done before any conclusions are made.

    Submitted by greenwriter60 on March 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. doubt(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    hesitate, waver, be doubtful, be in suspense, be undetermined, entertain doubts, be in a state of uncertainty, not know what to think

  2. doubt(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Rare.] suspect, fancy, apprehend

  3. doubt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    question, hesitate to believe, consider questionable, have doubts about

  4. doubt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    distrust, suspect, not confide in

  5. doubt(n.)

    Synonyms:
    indecision, hesitation, hesitancy, irresolution, uncertainty, suspense, misgiving

  6. doubt(n.)

    Synonyms:
    suspicion, distrust, mistrust

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "doubt":

    question, doubts, hesitation, suspicion, wątpliwości, duda, course, suspected, uncertainty, certainly, undoubtedly, dubbi

How to pronounce doubt?

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How to use doubt in a sentence?

  1. Ron DeSantis:

    We spent months saying that there were certain things that were essential -- that included fast food restaurants, it included Walmart, it included Home Depot. If fast food and Walmart and Home Depot -- and look, I do all that, so I'm not looking down on it -- but if all that is essential, then educating our kids is absolutely essential, i have no doubt we can do this safely.

  2. Valentin Balakhnichev:

    The federation believe the documentary was a provocation aimed at discrediting Russian sport, after watching the documentary we immediately began to doubt how authentic and believable the material they edited was. We see this film ... as a planned attempt to create an ugly scandal within Russian athletics and Russian sport in general.

  3. Cynthia Heimel:

    When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.

  4. Megan Rapinoe:

    I'm not going to the f ***** g The White House, no. I'm not going to The White House. We're not gon na be invited. I doubt The White House.

  5. Avinash Kar:

    There is no doubt that drug-resistant infections are on the rise. While CDC's estimates have improved, they remain conservative, solving antibiotic resistance will require ending the rampant overuse of these drugs in livestock. Until then, these lifesaving drugs will increasingly fail when sick people need them—and, as CDC recognized, 'everyone is at risk,'.


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