Doubt

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Definition

to doubt: to be uncertain, dubious, sceptical; to disbelieve, to question, to suspect, to query
verb
I doubt she will come tonight because she said she was very busy with work.

a doubt: an uncertainty, a distrust, a hesitation, a scepticism, an apprehension, a suspicion
noun
I have some doubts about this solution. I don't think it will be beneficial.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I doubt she will make it tonight.
US: I have some doubts about this solution.

Examples

  • "- I doubt that the fruit bar will be expanded since it is rarely touched."
  • "I doubt that my brother will be attending this year, but there's always a small chance that he'll show up."
  • "Philip : I doubt it, Edward, unless you know how to transport 30,000 units of perfume from Southampton, England, to Brazil in less than three weeks?"
  • "Philip : Oh, I doubt that."
  • "Gertrude Warner : Oh, I doubt that."
  • "Philip : Yeah, I seriously doubt that."
  • "I sincerely doubt you could afford me."
  • "And, if you do manage to get an interview, which I very much doubt, I suggest you practise your manner."
  • "I don't doubt your talent, Mr. Hogwash, but perhaps the unique requirements of this project scare you?"
  • "Without any written correspondence, I doubt your case will hold up in a court of law."

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