- Def: Doubt 1. to be uncertain about; consider questionable or unlikely; hesitate to believe; 2. to distrust; 3. a feeling of uncertainty about the truth, reality, or nature of something;
- Origin: 1175–1225; (v.) ME douten < AF, OF douter < L dubitāre to waver, hesitate, be uncertain (freq. of OL dubāre), equiv. to dub- doubt + -it- freq. suffix + -āre inf. suffix; (n.) ME doute < AF, OF, deriv. of the v.;
- Synonyms: mistrust, suspect, question, indecision, irresolution.