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

Synonyms & Antonyms for doubtless

Synonyms: Adverb

assumably, likely, presumably, probably

Synonyms: Adjective

assured, certain, clear, cocksure, confident, implicit, positive, sanguine, sure

Antonyms: Adverb

improbably

Antonyms: Adjective

doubtful, dubious, uncertain, unsure

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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

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 Anyone who’s driven the area streets will doubtless see locations that look familiar. Chris Kaltenbach, baltimoresun.com, "With 'Sollers Point,' Baltimore filmmaker Matthew Porterfield continues exploring his hometown — and himself," 27 Apr. 2018 That’s my best and doubtless insufficient attempt to understand this disturbing trend on the British left. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "Denying Genetics Isn’t Shutting Down Racism, It’s Fueling It," 30 Mar. 2018 But the outrage that will doubtless ensue is a distraction from what really matters, and what’s much harder to realize: the work of trying to change a situation, not just rage against it. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Robert De Niro’s Toothless Protest," 11 June 2018 State attorneys-general and class-action attorneys are doubtless pondering lawsuits. The Economist, "Other American banks may have misbehaved as Wells Fargo did. Which ones?," 14 June 2018 Yes, some of us are looking for a new, doubtless very different Saint Benedict. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "Pope Francis Isn’t Catholicism’s Trump," 20 Apr. 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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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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