1. [syn: to be sure, without doubt, no doubt]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Doubt \Doubt\, n. [OE. dute, doute, F. doute, fr. douter to
doubt. See Doubt, v. i.]
1. 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. --Sir W.
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. --Wharton.
2. Uncertainty of condition.
Thy life shall hang in doubt before thee. --Deut.
3. Suspicion; fear; apprehension; dread. [Obs.]
I stand in doubt of you. --Gal. iv. 20.
Nor slack her threatful hand for danger's doubt.
4. Difficulty expressed or urged for solution; point
To every doubt your answer is the same. --Blackmore.
No doubt, undoubtedly; without doubt.
Out of doubt, beyond doubt. [Obs.] --Spenser.
Syn: Uncertainty; hesitation; suspense; indecision;
irresolution; distrust; suspicion; scruple; perplexity;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: admittedly; "to be sure, he is no Einstein" [syn: to be
sure, without doubt, no doubt]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
28 Moby Thesaurus words for "no doubt":
admittedly, beyond doubt, beyond question, by all odds,
dollars to doughnuts, doubtless, doubtlessly, in all likelihood,
in all probability, incontestably, indisputably, indubitably,
irrefragably, irrefutably, like enough, likely, most likely,
out of question, presumably, presumptively, probably, ten to one,
undeniably, undoubtedly, unquestionably, very like, very likely,