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doubt meaning

EN[daʊt] [-aʊt]
US
WDoubt
  • 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.
  • 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".
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    Definition of doubt in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdoubts
    1. Uncertainty, disbelief.
      1. There was some doubt as to who the child's real father was. ‎
  • VerbSGdoubtsPRdoubtingPT, PPdoubted
    1. VT VI To lack confidence in; to disbelieve, question, or suspect.
      1. He doubted that was really what you meant.
    2. (archaic) To fear; to suspect.
      1. OBS To fear; to be apprehensive of.
        1. OBS To fill with fear; to affright.
          1. It's dark to me, Mrs Winthrop, that is; I doubt it'll be dark to the last.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The thunderousness of the teacher's voice left the class in no doubt that they were in trouble.
          • Ireland got their second try not long before half-time with O'Leary, an injury doubt all week with a stiff back, just about getting over for a try which was confirmed by the video referee.
          • No doubt he thought he had critically exposed its wrongmindedness and destroyed its claims to acceptance as a serious or coherent theory of law.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Doubt me not; by heaven, I will do nothing / But what may stand with honour.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • At least it is accepted that the traditional view is not fully and universally accepted. There are still rooms for doubt.
          • When it's important you must let no room for doubt.
          • This petition for Jesus to "help my unbelief" is itself a request for singlemindedness -- or, more precisely, for the healing of doublemindedness, of doubt.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Reporting verbs
                • Intransitive verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
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                2. en doubtful
                3. en doubts
                4. en doubted
                5. fr doubte
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                Grammatically, this word "doubt" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a reporting verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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