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Synonyms of doubt in English:


  • 1 there was some doubt as to the caller's identity
    [Antonyms] certainty
  • 2 a weak leader racked by doubt
    indecision, hesitation, uncertainty, insecurity, unease, uneasiness, apprehension;
    [Antonyms] confidence, conviction
  • 3 there is doubt about their motives
    [Antonyms] trust
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  • 1 they doubted my story
    disbelieve, distrust, mistrust, suspect, have doubts about, be suspicious of, have misgivings about, have qualms about, feel uneasy about, feel apprehensive about, query, question, challenge
    [Antonyms] trust
  • 2 I doubt whether he will come
    think something unlikely, have (one's) doubts about, question, query, be dubious
    [Antonyms] be confident
  • 3 stop doubting and believe!
    be undecided, have doubts, be irresolute, be ambivalent, be doubtful, be unsure, be uncertain, be of two minds, hesitate, shilly-shally, waver, vacillate
    [Antonyms] believe
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    I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
    Wilson Mizner, American playwright


    in doubt
  • 1.1 the issue was in doubt
    doubtful, uncertain, open to question, unconfirmed, unknown, undecided, unresolved, in the balance, up in the air
    informal iffy
  • 2.1 if you are in doubt, ask for advice
    irresolute, hesitant, vacillating, dithering, wavering, ambivalent;
    doubtful, unsure, uncertain, of two minds, shilly-shallying, undecided, in a quandary, in a dilemma
    informal sitting on the fence
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