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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. doubtverb

    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. doubtnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

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

    the state of being unsure of something

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

  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"

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

  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"

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  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  

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How to use doubt in a sentence?

  1. Tom Learmouth:

    Looking ahead, leading indicators are pointing towards a spike in the unemployment rate – we think it will climb to 4.2% towards the end of this year, corporate profits are no doubt falling fast so total pay will be dragged down further by a slump in bonus payments.

  2. Matt Wilhelm:

    If they've got an additional window of time of hours, days, weeks when Granite Staters don't know the results of the election that they just participated in, that's going to cast doubt on our democratic institutions.

  3. John Brennan:

    He’s important and we will destroy ISIL, I have no doubt in my mind, bin Laden had important symbolism and, if we got Baghdadi. it would have great impact on the organization. We’re going to have to remain very focused.

  4. Angela Merkel:

    Without a doubt Turkey plays a key role, most war refugees that come to Europe travel via Turkey. We won't be able to order and stem the refugee movement without working together with Turkey.

  5. Kunal Atit:

    Mike Garcia has made it clear from the start that Mike Garcia is in lockstep with Donald Trump and will put Trump's needs before the district, leaving CA-25 residents to' fend for themselves,' now Mike Garcia is working with the President to weave baseless conspiracy theories to disenfranchise African American and Latino voters and cast doubt on the integrity of our election. This behavior shows just how out of touch Mike Garcia is with our values.


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