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Doubt vs. Misgiving

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Doubtnoun

Uncertainty, disbelief.

‘There was some doubt as to who the child's real father was.’;

Misgivingnoun

doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread

Doubtnoun

(India) A query; a point of uncertainty.

‘I have a doubt about how to convert this code to JavaScript.’;

Misgivingnoun

Evil premonition; doubt; distrust; a feeling of apprehension; - used commonly in the plural.

Doubtverb

(ambitransitive) To lack confidence in; to disbelieve, question, or suspect.

‘He doubted that was really what you meant.’;

Misgivingnoun

uneasiness about the fitness of an action

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Doubtverb

(archaic) To fear; to suspect.

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Misgivingnoun

painful expectation

Doubtverb

(obsolete) To fear.

Misgivingnoun

doubt about someone's honesty

Doubtverb

(obsolete) To fill with fear; to affright.

Doubtverb

To waver in opinion or judgment; to be in uncertainty as to belief respecting anything; to hesitate in belief; to be undecided as to the truth of the negative or the affirmative proposition; to b e undetermined.

‘Even in matters divine, concerning some things, we may lawfully doubt, and suspend our judgment.’; ‘To try your love and make you doubt of mine.’;

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Doubtverb

To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive.

Doubtverb

To question or hold questionable; to withhold assent to; to hesitate to believe, or to be inclined not to believe; to withhold confidence from; to distrust; as, I have heard the story, but I doubt the truth of it.

‘To admire superior sense, and doubt their own!’; ‘I doubt not that however changed, you keepSo much of what is graceful.’; ‘We doubt not nowBut every rub is smoothed on our way.’;

Doubtverb

To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive of.

‘Edmond [was a] good man and doubted God.’; ‘I doubt some foul play.’; ‘That I of doubted danger had no fear.’;

Doubtverb

To fill with fear; to affright.

‘The virtues of the valiant CaratachMore doubt me than all Britain.’;

Doubtnoun

A fluctuation of mind arising from defect of knowledge or evidence; uncertainty of judgment or mind; unsettled state of opinion concerning the reality of an event, or the truth of an assertion, etc.; hesitation.

‘Doubt is the beginning and the end of our efforts to know.’; ‘Doubt, in order to be operative in requiring an acquittal, is not the want of perfect certainty (which can never exist in any question of fact) but a defect of proof preventing a reasonable assurance of quilt.’;

Doubtnoun

Uncertainty of condition.

‘Thy life shall hang in doubt before thee.’;

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Doubtnoun

Suspicion; fear; apprehension; dread.

‘I stand in doubt of you.’; ‘Nor slack her threatful hand for danger's doubt.’;

Doubtnoun

Difficulty expressed or urged for solution; point unsettled; objection.

‘To every doubt your answer is the same.’;

Doubtnoun

the state of being unsure of something

Doubtnoun

uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something;

‘the dubiousness of his claim’; ‘there is no question about the validity of the enterprise’;

Doubtverb

consider unlikely or have doubts about;

‘I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage’;

Doubtverb

lack confidence in or have doubts about;

‘I doubt these reports’; ‘I suspect her true motives’; ‘she distrusts her stepmother’;

Doubtnoun

a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction

‘some doubt has been cast upon the authenticity of this account’; ‘they had doubts that they would ever win’;

Doubtverb

feel uncertain about

‘I doubt my ability to do the job’; ‘I doubt if anyone slept that night’;

Doubtverb

question the truth or fact of (something)

‘who can doubt the value and necessity of these services?’;

Doubtverb

disbelieve or lack faith in (someone)

‘I have no reason to doubt him’;

Doubtverb

feel uncertain, especially about one's religious beliefs.

Doubtverb

fear; be afraid

‘I doubt not any ones contradicting this Journal’;

Doubt

Doubt is a mental state in which the mind remains suspended between two or more contradictory propositions, unable to be certain of any of them. Doubt on an emotional level is indecision between belief and disbelief.

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