doubtless

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

Definition of doubtless

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : without doubt
2 : probably

doubtless

adjective

Definition of doubtless (Entry 2 of 2)

: free from doubt : certain

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Other Words from doubtless

Adjective

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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

There were doubtless many moments and tactics from his playing days that made a lasting impression on Sir Alf's managerial sensibilities, but two stick out. SI.com, "Sir Alf Ramsey: The Man Behind the 'Wingless Wonders' & England's Sole World Cup Triumph," 17 June 2019 Yet the same officials will doubtless blame Tehran again. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, "Iran will get the blame, but the Gulf of Oman truth is likely a lot murkier," 13 June 2019 Oregon’s controversial cap and trade policy passed out of the Ways and Means Committee Wednesday on a 13-8 party line vote and now heads to the House, where it will doubtless be fiercely debated. oregonlive.com, "Controversial cap & trade bill heads to Oregon House," 12 June 2019 Such distractions would, doubtless, sound hopelessly antiquated to Alli and his peers. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Dele Alli and England Drop Their Guard and Their Past," 18 June 2018 And some of us are praying for a new, doubtless less familiar Saint Francis. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "Pope Francis Isn’t Catholicism’s Trump," 20 Apr. 2018 President Donald Trump is surrounded by China hawks who will doubtless see some irony that Mr. Paulson is echoing their complaints. Greg Ip, WSJ, "Once an Optimist on U.S.-China Relations, Henry Paulson Delivers a Sobering Message," 6 Nov. 2018 Anyone who’s driven the area streets will doubtless see locations that look familiar. Washington Post, "With ‘Sollers Point,’ Baltimore filmmaker explores hometown," 4 May 2018 And doubtless, some Republican optimists will offer themselves the spin that gains in the Senate offset losses in the House. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The lesson of the midterms: resistance works," 7 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Some companies were doubtless planning pay raises anyway. Bloomberg News, OregonLive.com, "Pay-raise rant gone bad at Pfizer underscores worker angst," 15 Jan. 2018 Some companies were doubtless planning pay raises anyway. Bloomberg News, OregonLive.com, "Pay-raise rant gone bad at Pfizer underscores worker angst," 15 Jan. 2018 Some companies were doubtless planning pay raises anyway. Bloomberg News, OregonLive.com, "Pay-raise rant gone bad at Pfizer underscores worker angst," 15 Jan. 2018 Some companies were doubtless planning pay raises anyway. Bloomberg News, OregonLive.com, "Pay-raise rant gone bad at Pfizer underscores worker angst," 15 Jan. 2018 Some companies were doubtless planning pay raises anyway. Bloomberg News, OregonLive.com, "Pay-raise rant gone bad at Pfizer underscores worker angst," 15 Jan. 2018 Some companies were doubtless planning pay raises anyway. Bloomberg News, OregonLive.com, "Pay-raise rant gone bad at Pfizer underscores worker angst," 15 Jan. 2018 Some companies were doubtless planning pay raises anyway. Bloomberg News, OregonLive.com, "Pay-raise rant gone bad at Pfizer underscores worker angst," 15 Jan. 2018 Some companies were doubtless planning pay raises anyway. Bloomberg News, OregonLive.com, "Pay-raise rant gone bad at Pfizer underscores worker angst," 15 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of doubtless

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of doubtless was in the 14th century

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doubtless

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of doubtless

: without doubt or with very little doubt

doubtless

adverb
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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