Doubt is distrust or suspicion. When your kid sister explains that a robber broke in and ate your entire chocolate stash, most likely you feel doubt.
When you're in doubt, you really can't tell what's true and what's false, whether that's a news story or whether you want to marry someone or whether you'll survive Med school. The Latin root of doubt is dubitāre, "to hesitate, waver," and when you doubt something you're wavering: I think I believe you, but maybe I don't. But maybe I do. But maybe not? One thing not to doubt is the silent b. Pronounce: DOWT.
n the state of being unsure of something
the state of being certain
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arriere pensee, mental reservation, reservation
an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly
distrust, misgiving, mistrust, suspicion
doubt about someone's honesty
disbelief, incredulity, mental rejection, skepticism
doubt about the truth of something
indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution
doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case
an uncertain cognitive state
hesitation, vacillation, wavering
indecision in speech or action