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1‘there was some doubt as to the caller's identity’
uncertainty, lack of certainty, unsureness, indecision, hesitation, hesitancy, dubiousness, suspicion, confusion
question mark, queries, questions
rare dubiety, incertitude
2‘a weak, indecisive leader racked by doubt’
indecision, hesitation, diffidence, uncertainty, insecurity, inhibition, unease, uneasiness, apprehension
hesitancy, wavering, vacillation, irresolution, lack of conviction, demurral
3‘there is doubt about the motive behind this move’
scepticism, distrust, mistrust, lack of trust, doubtfulness, suspicion, cynicism, disbelief, incredulity, unbelief, misbelief, lack of confidence, lack of conviction, uneasiness, apprehension, wariness, chariness, questioning
reservations, misgivings, suspicions, qualms
1‘they did not doubt my story’
disbelieve, distrust, mistrust, suspect, lack confidence in, have doubts about, be suspicious of, have suspicions about, have misgivings about, feel uneasy about, feel apprehensive about, call into question, cast doubt on, query, question, challenge, dispute, have reservations about
2‘I doubt whether he will come’
think something unlikely, have doubts about, have one's doubts about, question, query, be dubious, lack conviction, have reservations about
3‘stop doubting and believe more firmly!’
be undecided, have doubts, be irresolute, be hesitant, be tentative, be ambivalent, be divided, be doubtful, be unsure, be uncertain, be in two minds, hesitate, shilly-shally, waver, falter, vacillate, dither, demur
informal sit on the fence
1‘the issue was never in doubt’
doubtful, uncertain, open to question, unsure, unconfirmed, unknown, unsettled, undecided, moot, unresolved, debatable, open to debate, in the balance, pending, in limbo, in no man's land, up in the air, confused, problematic, ambiguous
2‘if you are in doubt, ask for advice’
irresolute, hesitant, tentative, vacillating, dithering, wavering, teetering, fluctuating, faltering, ambivalent, divided
doubtful, unsure, uncertain, in two minds, shilly-shallying, undecided, indefinite, unresolved, undetermined
in a dilemma, in a quandary
sitting on the fence
‘it was all necessary, no doubt’
doubtless, undoubtedly, indubitably, doubtlessly, without doubt, without a doubt, beyond doubt, beyond a doubt, beyond the shadow of a doubt
unquestionably, beyond question, indisputably, undeniably, incontrovertibly, irrefutably
unequivocally, clearly, plainly, obviously, patently, positively, absolutely, certainly
decidedly, definitely, surely, assuredly, of course, indeed
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