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Meaning of doubt

doubt

Pronunciation: (dout), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to be uncertain about; consider questionable or unlikely; hesitate to believe.
  2. to distrust.
  3. to fear; be apprehensive about.
—v.i.
  1. to be uncertain about something; be undecided in opinion or belief.
—n.
  1. a feeling of uncertainty about the truth, reality, or nature of something.
  2. distrust.
  3. a state of affairs such as to occasion uncertainty.
  4. fear; dread.
  5. with certainty; definitely.
  6. in a state of uncertainty or suspense: His appointment to the position is still in doubt.
  7. There is no doubt an element of truth in what you say.
    1. probably.
    2. certainly:There is no doubt an element of truth in what you say.
  8. unquestionably; certainly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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