cast doubt on

Definition of cast doubt on

:to make (something) seem less likely
  • The incident cast doubt on her honesty.

Word by Word Definitions

cast play
  1. : to cause to move or send forth by throwing

  2. : direct

  3. : to put forth

  1. : an act of casting

  2. : something that happens as a result of chance

  3. : a throw of dice

doubt play
  1. : fear

  2. : suspect

  3. : to call into question the truth of : to be uncertain or in doubt about

  1. : uncertainty of belief or opinion that often interferes with decision-making

  2. : a deliberate suspension of judgment

  3. : a state of affairs giving rise to uncertainty, hesitation, or suspense


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