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1. doubting, questioning, sceptical, skeptical

marked by or given to doubt

Example Sentences:
'a skeptical attitude'
'a skeptical listener'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of doubting
uncertainty about the truth, fact, or existence of something (esp in the phrases in doubt, without doubt, beyond a shadow of doubt, etc)
2. (often plural)
lack of belief in or conviction about something
all his doubts about the project disappeared
an unresolved difficulty, point, etc
4. philosophy
the methodical device, esp in the philosophy of Descartes, of identifying certain knowledge as the residue after rejecting any proposition which might, however improbably, be false
5. obsolete
6.  give someone the benefit of the doubt
7.  no doubt
8. (tr; may take a clause as object)
to be inclined to disbelieve
I doubt we are late
9. (transitive)
to distrust or be suspicious of
he doubted their motives
10. (intransitive)
to feel uncertainty or be undecided
11. (tr; may take a clause as object) Scottish
to be inclined to believe
12. (transitive) archaic
to fear
13.  I wouldn't doubt someone

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see synonyms of doubting
verb intransitive
to be uncertain in opinion or belief; be undecided
to be inclined to disbelief
3.  Archaic
to hesitate
verb transitive
to be uncertain about; question; feel distrust of
to be inclined to disbelieve; be skeptical of
6.  Archaic
to be fearful or suspicious of
a wavering of opinion or belief; lack of conviction; uncertainty
lack of trust or confidence
a condition of uncertainty
the outcome was in doubt
an unsettled point or matter; difficulty
10.  Obsolete
apprehension or fear

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see synonyms of doubting
v. doubt·ed, doubt·ing, doubts
1. To be undecided or skeptical about: began to doubt some accepted doctrines.
2. To tend to disbelieve; distrust: doubts politicians when they make sweeping statements.
3. To regard as unlikely: I doubt that we'll arrive on time.
4. Archaic To suspect; fear.
To be undecided or skeptical.
a. The state of being uncertain about the truth or reliability of something. See Synonyms at uncertainty.
b. often doubts A feeling of uncertainty or distrust: had doubts about his ability.
2. A point about which one is uncertain or skeptical: reassured me by answering my doubts.
3. The condition of being unsettled or unresolved: an outcome still in doubt.

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