DOUBT, verb intransitive dout. [Latin , G.]
1. To waver or fluctuate in opinion; to hesitate; to be in suspense; to be in uncertainty; to be in suspense; to be in uncertainty, respecting the truth or fact; to be undetermined.
Even in matters divine, concerning some things, we may lawfully doubt and suspend our judgment.
So we say, I doubt whether it is proper; I doubt whether I shall go; sometimes with of, as we doubt of a fact.
2. To fear; to be apprehensive; to suspect.
I doubt theres deep resentment in his mind.
DOUBT, verb transitive dout.
1. To question, or hold questionable; to withhold assent from; to hesitate to believe; as, I have heard the story, but I doubt the truth of it.
2. To fear; to suspect.
If they turn not back perverse; but that I doubt
3. To distrust; to withhold confidence from; as, to doubt our ability to execute an office.
Tadmire superior sense, and doubt their own.
4. To fill with fear.
DOUBT, noun 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. Genesis 37:33.
2. Uncertainty of condition.
Thy life shall hang in doubt before thee. Deuteronomy 28:66.
3. Suspicion; fear; apprehension.
I stand in doubt of you. Galatians 4:20.
4. Difficulty objected.
To every doubt your answer is the same.
5. Dread; horror and danger.