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doubt

noun
 
 
/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.Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity
have no doubt B1 to be certain: [+ (that)] I have no doubt that I made the right decision.CertaintyConfidence and self-assurance
there's no doubt B1 it is certain: [+ (that)] There is no doubt that he's a good player.CertaintyConfidence and self-assurance
be in doubt B2 to not be certain: The future of the project is in doubt.Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity
cast doubt on sth to make something seem uncertain: Witnesses have cast doubt on the suspect's innocence.Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity
without (a) doubt B2 certainly: She is without doubt a great musician.CertaintyConfidence and self-assurance
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 CertaintyConfidence and self-assurance
Translations of “doubt”
in Korean 의심, 의혹…
in Arabic شَكّ…
in Portuguese dúvida…
in Catalan dubte…
in Japanese 疑い…
in Italian dubbio…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指對好壞、真實性的)懷疑,疑慮,疑問…
in Russian сомнение…
in Turkish şüphe, kuşku…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指对好坏、真实性的)怀疑,疑虑,疑问…
in Polish wątpliwość…
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