Synonyms of doubt in English:

doubt


See definition of doubt

noun

1‘there was some doubt as to the caller's identity’

SYNONYMS

uncertainty, lack of certainty, unsureness, indecision, hesitation, hesitancy, dubiousness, suspicion, confusion

question mark, queries, questions

rare dubiety, incertitude

ANTONYMS

certainty

2‘a weak, indecisive leader racked by doubt’

SYNONYMS

indecision, hesitation, diffidence, uncertainty, insecurity, inhibition, unease, uneasiness, apprehension

hesitancy, wavering, vacillation, irresolution, lack of conviction, demurral

ANTONYMS

conviction, confidence

3‘there is doubt about the motive behind this move’

SYNONYMS

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

informal leeriness

rare dubiety

ANTONYMS

trust


verb

1‘they did not doubt my story’

SYNONYMS

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

archaic misdoubt

ANTONYMS

trust

2‘I doubt whether he will come’

SYNONYMS

think something unlikely, have doubts about, have one's doubts about, question, query, be dubious, lack conviction, have reservations about

ANTONYMS

be confident

3‘stop doubting and believe more firmly!’

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

believe


Phrases

    in doubt

      1‘the issue was never in doubt’

      SYNONYMS

      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

      informal

      iffy

      ANTONYMS

      settled

      2‘if you are in doubt, ask for advice’

      SYNONYMS

      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

      informal

      sitting on the fence

      ANTONYMS

      sure, confident

    no doubt

      ‘it was all necessary, no doubt’

      SYNONYMS

      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

      ANTONYMS

      possibly