Definition of misdoubt in English:



  • 1archaic, dialect Have doubts about the truth, reality, or existence of.

    ‘he always misdoubted his own ability’
    • ‘If any here misdoubts my veracity, see, here is a letter received by the last packet from my honored father.’
    • ‘Thou hast spoken out very plain to me, and misdoubted me, Susan; I love thee so, that thy words cut me.’
    • ‘He defended freedom of speech on the ground that ‘though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously to misdoubt her strength.’’
    • ‘Then he invited a deputation of the people to come in and search his house if that they misdoubted his word.’
    • ‘And when His Highness Messer Astore heard this thing he at once raised his camp and came and entered into Perugia, for he misdoubted that they were minded to come up against Perugia, forasmuch as they had a great part of the citizens friendly to them and faithful allies.’
  • 2Fear or be suspicious about.

    ‘for I fear my father, and I misdoubt his hindrances’