Meaning of “doubt” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /daʊt/

B1 [ C, U ] the feeling of not being certain about something, or not trusting someone or something:

I have some doubts about his ability to do the job.
have no doubt

B1 to be certain:

[ + (that) ] I have no doubt that I made the right decision.
there's no doubt

B1 it is certain:

[ + (that) ] There is no doubt that he's a good player.
be in doubt

B2 to not be certain:

The future of the project is in doubt.
cast doubt on sth

to make something seem uncertain:

Witnesses have cast doubt on the suspect's innocence.
without (a) doubt

B2 certainly:

She is without doubt a great musician.
no doubt

used to say that something is very likely:

No doubt she'll spend the money on new clothes.
→ See also give sb the benefit of the doubt , beyond/without a shadow of a doubt

(Definition of “doubt noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)