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English noun: doubt

1. doubt (cognition) the state of being unsure of something


Synonymsdoubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty


Broader (hypernym)cognitive state, state of mind


Narrower (hyponym)arriere pensee, disbelief, distrust, incredulity, indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution, mental rejection, mental reservation, misgiving, mistrust, peradventure, reservation, skepticism, suspense, suspicion


Antonymscertainty

2. doubt (attribute) uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something


SamplesThe dubiousness of his claim.
There is no question about the validity of the enterprise.


Synonymsdoubtfulness, dubiousness, question


Broader (hypernym)precariousness, uncertainness, uncertainty


English verb: doubt

1. doubt (cognition) consider unlikely or have doubts about


SamplesI doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage.


ExamplesThey doubt that there was a traffic accident , They doubt whether there was a traffic accident


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)disbelieve, discredit

2. doubt (cognition) lack confidence in or have doubts about


SamplesI doubt these reports.
I suspect her true motives.
She distrusts her stepmother.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)distrust, mistrust, suspect









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