doubtless

adverb
doubt·​less | \ ˈdau̇t-ləs \

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

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 While Harry and Meghan will doubtless visit many more places throughout their first royal tour together, nothing will top this glorious Speedo moment. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Just Wore a Silk Camouflage Speedo on Live TV, and I'm Dead," 23 Oct. 2018 Tyler’s Baltimore readers doubtless will have other — and perhaps better — suggestions. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "Anne Tyler's latest novel evokes Hamilton. Here are possible real-life stand-ins for locations in 'Clock Dance'," 13 July 2018 Shareholders were doubtless relieved by Mr Zuckerberg’s robotic but gaffe-free display. The Economist, "What to make of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony," 14 Apr. 2018 Get our daily newsletter But the arrest went smoothly, doubtless to the Pakistani authorities’ great relief. The Economist, "Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan, and jail," 14 July 2018 That's doubtless true, and this movie, courtesy of the long-time host of the popular children's shows, certainly delivers on the decency front. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Here are the best movies of 2018 (so far)," 11 July 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 \

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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