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doubt

noun

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a feeling or attitude that one does not know the truth, truthfulness, or trustworthiness of someone or something
  • from the beginning I had my doubts about the investment scheme

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doubt

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of doubt (Entry 2 of 2)

to have no trust or confidence in
  • I doubt that you can do all that you say

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Noun

uncertainty, doubt, dubiety, skepticism, suspicion, mistrust mean lack of sureness about someone or something. uncertainty may range from a falling short of certainty to an almost complete lack of conviction or knowledge especially about an outcome or result. assumed the role of manager without hesitation or uncertainty doubt suggests both uncertainty and inability to make a decision. plagued by doubts as to what to do dubiety stresses a wavering between conclusions. felt some dubiety about its practicality skepticism implies unwillingness to believe without conclusive evidence. an economic forecast greeted with skepticism suspicion stresses lack of faith in the truth, reality, fairness, or reliability of something or someone. regarded the stranger with suspicion mistrust implies a genuine doubt based upon suspicion. had a great mistrust of doctors

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The first known use of doubt was in the 13th century

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“Doubt.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/doubt. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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