part of speech: verb
inflections: doubts, doubting, doubted
definition 1: to not know for sure; be uncertain about the truth of.
- I doubt that I did well on that test.
- She’s beginning to doubt that a stork brought her baby brother.
antonyms: accept, believe, expect, trust
definition 2: to lack trust in.
- I’ve started to doubt her honesty.
synonyms: distrust, mistrust
antonyms: believe, trust
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a feeling of not being certain or sure.
- He was filled with doubt about his ability to perform in front of an audience.
antonyms: belief, certainty, confidence, faith
definition 2: a feeling of being suspicious.
- His grand promises filled her with doubt.
synonyms: distrust, misgiving, mistrust, qualm, reservation
antonyms: belief, confidence, faith, trust
definition 3: a condition of being unsure or uncertain.
- The future of the old drugstore is in doubt because few people shop there anymore.
phrase: beyond the shadow of a doubt
phrase: no doubt
derivations: doubtable (adj.), doubtably (adv.), doubtingly (adv.), doubter (n.)