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  1. doubt
  2. noun


    • 1. feel uncertain about:

      I doubt my ability to do the job
    • 2. question the truth or fact of (something):

      who can doubt the value of these services? I doubt if anyone slept that night
      Synonym : think something unlikely, have (one's) doubts about, question, query, be dubious, lack conviction, have reservations about
    • 3. disbelieve (a person or their word):

      I have no reason to doubt him
      Synonym : disbelieve, distrust, mistrust, suspect, lack confidence in, have doubts about, be suspicious of, have suspicions about, have misgivings about, feel uneasy about, feel apprehensive about, call into question, cast doubt on, query, question, challenge, dispute, have reservations about, misdoubt
    • 4. feel uncertain, especially about one's religious beliefs.

      Synonym : be undecided, have doubts, be irresolute, be hesitant, be tentative, be ambivalent, be divided, be doubtful, be unsure, be uncertain, be in two minds, hesitate, shilly-shally, waver, falter, vacillate, dither, demur, sit on the fence
    • 5. fear; be afraid:

      I doubt not your contradictions
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: doubt, 3rd person present: doubts, gerund or present participle: doubting, past tense: doubted, past participle: doubted

    • noun

      a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction:
    • verb

      feel uncertain about:

      question the truth or fact of (something):

    • indisputably
    • used to indicate the speaker's firm belief that something is true even if evidence is not given or available
    • allowing no uncertainty
    • noun

      lack of confidence in oneself and one's abilities:
    • open to question
    • open to question
    • allowing no uncertainty
    • noun

      lack of confidence in oneself and one's abilities:
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