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doubt

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of doubt

  1. 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 Synonyms of doubt distrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrust, mistrustfulness, query, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty Words Related to doubt disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, paranoia, wariness; compunction, niggle [chiefly British], qualm, scruple, tremor Near Antonyms of doubt credence, faith Antonyms of doubt assurance, belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, sureness, surety, trust

Synonym Discussion of doubt

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

doubt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of doubt

  1. to have no trust or confidence in I doubt that you can do all that you say Synonyms of doubt distrust, misdoubt, mistrust, question, suspectWords Related to doubt disbelieve, discount, discredit, negateNear Antonyms of doubt bank (on or upon), count (on or upon), depend (on or upon), rely (on or upon)Antonyms of doubt trust



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