doubtnoun [ C or U ]uk /daʊt/ us /daʊt/
cast doubt on sth
without (a) doubt
- There is little doubt that poor medical treatment hastened her death.
- There are doubts about the effectiveness of the new drug in treating the disease.
- The government expressed serious doubts about the legitimacy of military action .
- It's quite natural to experience a few doubts just before you get married.
- I always had some doubt about the scheme but I never expressed it.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- be out of the question idiom
- beggar belief/description idiom
- fat chance idiom
- goodbye to sth idiom
- I should be so lucky! idiom
- no way idiom
- that'll be the day idiom
- there's no danger of that! idiom
- you should be so lucky! idiom
doubtverb [ T ]uk /daʊt/ us /daʊt/
I don't doubt his abilities.
doubt sb/doubt sb's word
- I doubt whether it'll work.
- He gave his word that he would marry her and she had no cause to doubt him.
- He'd been behaving so strangely that they began to doubt his sanity.
- I only caught a fleeting glimpse of the driver of the getaway car, but I doubt I would recognize her if I saw her again.
- No one doubted that the president was a man of the highest integrity.