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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 doubtCertaintyConfidence and self-assurance
(Definition of doubt noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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