verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby doubt
Idioms for doubt
- certainly: There is no doubt an element of truth in what you say.
Origin of doubt
OTHER WORDS FROM doubt
usage note for doubt
The expressions doubt but and doubt but that occur in all varieties of standard speech and writing: I don't doubt but she is sincere. There is no doubt but that the charges will affect his career. Doubt but what occurs mainly in informal speech and writing: There is no doubt but what the rainy weather will hurt the crops.
Examples from the Web for doubter
Boehner, Congressmen Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan "are all calling around to ask for support on the deal," observes a doubter.
The doubter does not hate his opponents; he sympathizes with them.Damn!|Henry Louis Mencken
But when the doubter is sure of this, then let him no longer silence his highest thoughts.The Arena|Various
They did not know that "sceptic" merely meant a doubter in search of evidence.Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 2 (of 2)|George Jacob Holyoake
British Dictionary definitions for doubter
Derived forms of doubtdoubtable, adjectivedoubtably, adverbdoubter, noundoubtingly, adverb
Word Origin for doubt
usage for doubt
Idioms and Phrases with doubter
see beyond a doubt; cast doubt on; give the benefit of the doubt; no doubt; shadow of a doubt.