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Definition of the noun doubt

What does doubt mean as a name of something?

Doubt is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: doubts

  1. the state of being unsure of something
  2. uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something

Alternative definition of the noun doubt


  1. Uncertainty, disbelief.

Definition of the verb doubt

What does doubt mean as a doing word?

Doubt is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: doubted | doubting | doubts

  1. consider unlikely or have doubts about
    • examples: I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage | They doubt that there was a traffic accident | They doubt whether there was a traffic accident
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: disbelieve / discredit = reject as false
  2. lack confidence in or have doubts about
    • example: I doubt these reports
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: distrust / mistrust / suspect = regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion

Alternative definition of the verb doubt


  1. To lack confidence in; to disbelieve, question, or suspect.
  2. [archaic] To fear; to suspect.


  1. "Doubt" is a 2008 American drama film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize winning fictive stage play Doubt: A Parable. Written and directed by Shanley and produced by Scott Rudin, the film stars Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis. It premiered October 30, 2008 at the AFI Fest before being distributed by Miramax Films in limited release on December 12 and in wide release on December 25.
  2. "Doubt" a.k.a. "Tardid" lit. Doubt is a 2009 Iranian Crystal Simorgh-winning film directed by Varuzh Karim Masihi. It is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Made after 17 years, Tardid is Karim Masihi's second feature film after Parde-ye Akhar.
  3. "Doubt" is a 2003 Philippine film about fidelity and deception in a gay relationship. Cris, a young director, meets Erick and developed a relationship with him. After being together for several months, their relationship began to fall apart and is complicated by people involved in their lives.


  1. Doubt is a fictional character from the anime television series Phi Brain: Puzzle of God.
    • also known as Dauto, ダウト
  2. Doubt is a fictional character from Doraemon: The New Record of Nobita: Spaceblazer.


  1. "Doubt" was the second album by the British band Jesus Jones. It was released in 1991 through Food Records, distributed by SBK Records and via Parlophone. The album reached #25 in the US and topped the UK chart.
  2. "Doubt" is the second single from alternative dance band, Delphic to be released from their debut album Acolyte. The single was released in the United Kingdom on 18 January 2010, where it debuted at number 79 on the UK Singles Chart.
  3. "Doubt" a.k.a. "doubt," is a musical album of The Alfee.
    • released on (32 years ago)
  4. "DOUBT" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  5. "Doubt" is a musical album of Howard Shore, soundtrack.
    • also known as Doubt Soundtrack
    • released on (5 years ago)
  6. "Doubt" is a composition.
  7. "Doubt" is a musical EP of Eskimeaux.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  8. "Doubt" a.k.a. "Doubt!" is a musical single of Hanako Asada.
    • released on (27 years ago)
  9. "Doubt" is a 2010 album by Delphic.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  10. "Doubt" is a musical single of Theatre Royal.
    • released on
  11. "Doubt" is a musical single of Amanda Mair.
  12. "Doubt" is a musical album of Tanner Merritt.
  13. "Doubt" a.k.a. "doubt!" is a musical single of Scafull King.


  1. DouBt is a Jazz band.
  2. Doubt is a musical group.
    • album: "Demonstrations"

There are other groups with in their name, like No Doubt, Faith and Doubt and Certain Beyond All Reasonable Doubt.


  1. Doubt, a status between belief and disbelief, involves uncertainty or distrust or lack of sureness of an alleged fact, an action, a motive, or a decision. Doubt brings into question some notion of a perceived "reality", and may involve delaying or rejecting relevant action out of concerns for mistakes or faults or appropriateness. Some definitions of doubt emphasize the state in which the mind remains suspended between two contradictory propositions and unable to assent to either of them.
  2. Doubt, also known as Rabbit Doubt, is a shōnen horror manga written and illustrated by Yoshiki Tonogai. The series focuses on the "Rabbit Doubt" cell phone game, with rules similar to Mafia. The players must find the wolf, or killer, amongst their group of rabbits as they are picked off one-by-one. Six players of this game find themselves trapped in a building with one of the group already dead; to avoid the same fate, the remaining five must play a real-life game of "Rabbit Doubt" and find the wolf hiding among them.
  3. Doubt a.k.a. Doubt!! is a shōjo manga series by Kaneyoshi Izumi. Doubt!! is published in Japan by Shogakukan, in North America in English by VIZ Media and in French by Kaze Manga. It follows Ai Maekawa, a teenager who gives herself a total makeover in the break between middle school and high school in a bid to reinvent her image and become popular.

Phrases with Doubt

  1. no doubt
  2. to doubt
  3. self-doubt
  4. beyond doubt
  5. without doubt
  6. beyond a doubt
  7. Cartesian doubt
  8. Without a Doubt
  9. Reasonable Doubt
  10. Shadow of a Doubt
  11. Benefit of the Doubt
  12. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
  13. beyond a shadow of a doubt

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Doubt

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Google previewSinging in the Night (2004)

by Mary Benard

Doubt is the expression of faith in the intelligence and imagination of humanity. Doubt is the expression of humility about the capacity for errors and mistakes. Doubt is the expression of wisdom when popular and rewarding truths are wrong.

Google previewDancing in the Empty Spaces

by David O. Rankin

Doubt is the expression of faith in the intelligence and imagination of humanity. Doubt is the expression of humility about the capacity for errors and mistakes. Doubt is the expression of wisdom when popular and rewarding truths are wrong.

Google previewDay's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations (1884)

Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted

Doubt is an incentive to truth, and patient inquiry leadeth...

Google previewThe Search (2014)

Finding Your Inner Power, Your Potential by Osho

Doubt is an indication, just as when your fever goes high – a hundred and two, a hundred and three degrees – but the fever itself is not the disease. So if somebody has a high...

Google previewA Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy (2013)

by Robert B. Talisse

Doubt is the state which results when one is confronted with recalcitrant experience,

Google previewSecret of Secrets (2017)

The Secret of the Golden Flower by Osho

Doubt is a friend, doubt is not the enemy. And unless your trust has moved through many doubts it will remain impotent.

Doubt is the question and trust is the answer. The answer is not against the question – there will be no possibility of any ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Descartes Lexicon (2016)

by Lawrence Nolan

Explaining the doubt resistance of first principles – for example, the cogito – Descartes writes: For we cannot doubt them unless we think of them; but we cannot think of them without at the same time believing they are true, as was supposed.

Google previewÉtienne Chauvin (1640 - 1725) and his Lexicon philosophicum (2016)

by Giuliano Gasparri

It is interesting to observe, in this regard, that even authors who were more open to innovation and closest to Descartes would often bring the Cartesian methodic doubt—intended as an instrument whereby philosophical investigation sweeps ...

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Sign language

Avett Brothers Head Full of Doubt Interpreted in American Sign Language

Recorded on January 1, 2011 using a Flip Video camera.

Quotes about Doubt

Faith vs. Doubt.........

Doubt sees the obstacles.
Faith sees the way.
Doubt sees the darkest night.
Faith sees the day.
Doubt dreads to take a step.
Faith soars on high.
Doubt questions ' who believes '?
Faith answers ' I '.

(april 2009) (Fawzia Zie)
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Scrabble value of D2O1U1B3T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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