Definition of doubtless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdoutləs/


[sentence adverb]
1Used to indicate the speaker’s belief that a statement is certain to be true given what is known about the situation: the company would doubtless find the reduced competition to their liking
More example sentences
  • One can debate endlessly the validity of his choice, as indeed the author doubtless did before he settled on his 10.
  • You or I could go on a one-day sushi course and doubtless produce something at the end of it, but our amateurism would show.
  • When an agent is aware that there are certain things he is not free to do, this doubtless affects his desires and limits the range of choices he can make.
1.1Used to refer to a desirable outcome as though it were certain: doubtless you’ll solve the problem
More example sentences
  • At 37, he is in the twilight of his senior career, but will doubtless know enough to hold his corner tomorrow.
  • The future comes wrapped with many possibilities, and she will doubtless go on to be many things to many people.
  • It's likely to be a close one and doubtless both sides will be fancying their respective chances.



Example sentences
  • Sinn Fein's negotiating position is doubtlessly as strategic and considered as ever.
  • In the course of his research he will doubtlessly have stumbled across this aspect.
  • The man's reputation doubtlessly preceded him.

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Syllabification: doubt·less

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