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  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 WordNet

  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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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  

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How to use doubt in a sentence?

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    It is without doubt, nowadays, that many students lack the ability to know or find their true passions in life; after all the criticism they went through. Whether it is at school, college, university or any learning environment.

  2. 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

  3. Team Europe captain Padraig Harrington:

    Nobody wants to see Ryder Cup played without the fans being there, there's no doubt that Ryder Cup makes the tournament so much better. I think the common consensus now is the Ryder Cup will not be played unless the fans are there.

  4. Francisco Murmura:

    The app was responsible for everything. It was the Waze app who led us there. I have no doubt that they are responsible for it. Today I am so out of it that I can't even think ... but does the app have problems? Yes it does.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    To doubt is to go beyond the limits. But once you go over the bar, there is no limit.


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