verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for doubt
- certainly: There is no doubt an element of truth in what you say.
Origin of 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for no doubt
Derived forms of doubtdoubtable, adjectivedoubtably, adverbdoubter, noundoubtingly, adverb
Word Origin for doubt
usage for doubt
Idioms and Phrases with no doubt (1 of 2)
Probably, most likely, as in No doubt you've heard the news about Mother. [Early 1300s]
Also, without doubt or a doubt. Certainly, without question, as in He's guilty, no doubt, but he doesn't deserve such a long sentence, or That basketball player is without doubt the tallest man I've ever seen. [Early 1300s] Also see beyond a doubt.
Idioms and Phrases with no doubt (2 of 2)
see beyond a doubt; cast doubt on; give the benefit of the doubt; no doubt; shadow of a doubt.