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Definition of Doubt


  1. To waver in opinion or judgment; to be in uncertainty as to belief respecting anything; to hesitate in belief; to be undecided as to the truth of the negative or the affirmative proposition; to b e undetermined.
  2. To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive.
  3. To question or hold questionable; to withhold assent to; to hesitate to believe, or to be inclined not to believe; to withhold confidence from; to distrust; as, I have heard the story, but I doubt the truth of it.
  4. To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive of.
  5. To fill with fear; to affright.
  6. A fluctuation of mind arising from defect of knowledge or evidence; uncertainty of judgment or mind; unsettled state of opinion concerning the reality of an event, or the truth of an assertion, etc.; hesitation.
  7. Uncertainty of condition.
  8. Suspicion; fear; apprehension; dread.
  9. Difficulty expressed or urged for solution; point unsettled; objection.

Doubt Quotations

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Khalil Gibran

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell
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Doubt Translations

doubt in Afrikaans is twyfel
doubt in Danish is tvivl, tvivle
doubt in Dutch is in dubio staan, twijfelen, dubben
doubt in French is doutent, doutez, doute, doutons, douter
doubt in German is Zweifel, Zweifel, anzweifeln
doubt in Italian is mettere in dubbio, dubitare, dubbio
doubt in Latin is dubium
doubt in Spanish is dudar, dudar, duda
doubt in Swedish is tvivla, betvivla, tvivel

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