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Definition 1: uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where doubt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dubiousness of his claim
  • there is no question about the validity of the enterprise

Synonyms for doubt in the sense of this definition

(doubt is a kind of ...) being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance

"the uncertainty of the outcome" "the precariousness of his income"

Definition 2: the state of being unsure of something - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for doubt in the sense of this definition

(doubt is a kind of ...) the state of a person's cognitive processes

(... is a kind of doubt ) an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly

(... is a kind of doubt ) doubt about someone's honesty

(... is a kind of doubt ) doubt about the truth of something

(... is a kind of doubt ) doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action

"his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost"

(... is a kind of doubt ) doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case

"this proves beyond peradventure that he is innocent"

(... is a kind of doubt ) an uncertain cognitive state

"the matter remained in suspense for several years"

Definition 3: consider unlikely or have doubts about - [verb of cognition]

Samples where doubt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage

(doubt is a kind of ...) reject as false; refuse to accept

Definition 4: lack confidence in or have doubts about - [verb of cognition]

Samples where doubt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I doubt these reports
  • I suspect her true motives
  • she distrusts her stepmother

(doubt is a kind of ...) regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in

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