doubt·​less | \ ˈdau̇t-ləs How to pronounce doubtless (audio) \

Definition of doubtless

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : without doubt
2 : probably



Definition of doubtless (Entry 2 of 2)

: free from doubt : certain

Other Words from doubtless


doubtlessly adverb
doubtlessness noun

Examples of doubtless in a Sentence

Adverb she is doubtless the one and only girl for me doubtless you have heard this story before, but I'll tell it anyway Adjective another one of his doubtless predictions that will never come true
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb John Roberts’s vote may be one of the last mysteries in a decision that, after thePolitico leak, will doubtless furnish few surprises. Emily Cooke, The New Republic, 6 May 2022 The war will doubtless turn Ukraine into an emptied land—how many of the millions who left even before this war started would go back? WSJ, 4 May 2022 Gurman also predicts that the iPhone Health app may add new sleep tracking, women’s health features and medication tracking, all doubtless integrated with its most intimate gadget, the Apple Watch. David Phelan, Forbes, 23 Apr. 2022 Some feature the trending astronaut bubble window (such as the Lollimeow Pet Carrier Backpack, which any cat lover has doubtless seen on Instagram), while others are covered in sizable, strong breathable mesh panels made of anti-scratch material. Malia Griggs, SELF, 29 Apr. 2022 If, foolishly, Feinstein decides to run again in 2024, there will doubtless be plenty of candidates eager to take her on. Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2022 With its huge cast, finely costumed by Toni-Leslie James, and elaborate dance sequences, set to Jason Howland’s vigorously generic music, the show would doubtless look good at the Tony Awards. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2022 In getting ready for this week’s hearings, Judge Jackson has doubtless studied the lessons distilled by her predecessors. New York Times, 21 Mar. 2022 Liberties are doubtless taken, which is perfectly fine as long as the story gets at the spirit of the truth. Bill Goodykoontz, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The Interior Department identified more than 500 deaths at 19 schools, though that figure is doubtless a vast undercount. Jeff Gammage, Anchorage Daily News, 13 May 2022 It’s not surprising which side the album is better remembered for, though, and the end product is doubtless one of the most unforgettable albums of its era anyway. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 5 Apr. 2022 Part of the reason is doubtless because, as any time spent studying neuroscience will show you, our knowledge of the brain is in its infancy. Michael W. Clune, Harper’s Magazine , 16 Mar. 2022 Although finding a definitive pancake definition is difficult, and doubtless contentious, here are some of the very best pancakes around the world. Chris Dwyer, CNN, 1 Mar. 2022 This kind of work is doubtless more difficult, and less self-satisfying, than advancing brilliant legal and ethical arguments or marching on the steps of the Supreme Court. Nr Editors, National Review, 17 Feb. 2022 The audience watching the Super Bowl pregame show is of course different, and certainly more eclectic, than the audience that watches nightly broadcast news reports or morning shows, though there’s doubtless crossover. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 13 Feb. 2022 Whereas the sponsors of Resolution 37/43 had their eyes open, Amnesty International’s leaders doubtless have their eyes shut. Elliot Kaufman, WSJ, 4 Feb. 2022 Human history and prehistory were doubtless full of conflict, but then as now, tribes may have had peaceful interactions—treaties, marriages, friendships—and may simply have gifted technology to their neighbors. Nicholas R. Longrich, Quartz, 6 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of doubtless


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Doubtless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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doubt·​less | \ ˈdau̇t-ləs How to pronounce doubtless (audio) \

Kids Definition of doubtless

: without doubt or with very little doubt She's doubtless the best on the team. There will doubtless be problems.

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