Definition for DOUBT

DOUBT, n. [dout.]

  1. A fluctuation of mind respecting truth or propriety, arising from defect of knowledge or evidence; uncertainty of mind; suspense; unsettled state of opinion; as, to have doubts respecting the theory of the tides. Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces. – Gen. xxxvii.
  2. Uncertainty of condition. Thy life shall hang in doubt before thee. – Deut. xxviii.
  3. Suspicion; fear; apprehension. I stand in doubt of you. – Gal. iv.
  4. Difficulty objected. To every doubt your answer is the same. – Blackmore.
  5. Dread; horror and danger. [Obs.]

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