doubtfulness


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doubt·ful

 (dout′fəl)
adj.
1. Subject to or causing doubt: a doubtful claim; doubtful prospects.
2. Experiencing or showing doubt: Doubtful that the cord would hold, we strengthened it.
3. Of uncertain outcome; undecided.
4. Raising doubts as to legitimacy, honesty, or respectability; suspicious: the candidate's doubtful past. See Usage Note at doubt.

doubt′ful·ly adv.
doubt′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doubtfulness - the state of being unsure of somethingdoubtfulness - the state of being unsure of something
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
arriere pensee, mental reservation, reservation - an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly
distrust, mistrust, suspicion, misgiving - 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; "his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost"
peradventure - doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case; "this proves beyond peradventure that he is innocent"
suspense - an uncertain cognitive state; "the matter remained in suspense for several years"
2.doubtfulness - uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something; "the dubiousness of his claim"; "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"
uncertainness, uncertainty, precariousness - being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance; "the uncertainty of the outcome"; "the precariousness of his income"

doubtfulness

noun
Translations
شَكٌّ، تَشَكُّكٌ
nejistotapochybnost
uvished
óvissa, efi

doubtfulness

[ˈdaʊtfʊlnɪs] N
1. (= uncertainty) → incertidumbre f, dudas fpl; (= hesitation) → vacilación f, duda f
there is some doubtfulness as to whether he did indeed live thereexiste cierta incertidumbre or existen algunas dudas sobre si realmente vivió ahí
2. (= questionable quality) → carácter m dudoso

doubtfulness

n
(= uncertainty, of person) → Unsicherheit f
(= unlikeliness, of improvement, victory) → Unwahrscheinlichkeit f
(= dubiousness)Zweifelhaftigkeit f, → Fragwürdigkeit f; (of future, outcome)Ungewissheit f; (of joke, taste)Zweifelhaftigkeit f

doubtfulness

[ˈdaʊtfʊlnɪs] n (hesitation) → esitazione f, indecisione f; (uncertainty) → incertezza

doubt

(daut) verb
1. to feel uncertain about, but inclined not to believe. I doubt if he'll come now; He might have a screwdriver, but I doubt it.
2. not to be sure of the reliability of. Sometimes I doubt your intelligence!
noun
a feeling of not being sure and sometimes of being suspicious. There is some doubt as to what happened; I have doubts about that place.
ˈdoubtful adjective
1. feeling doubt; uncertain what to think, expect etc. He is doubtful about the future of the school.
2. able to be doubted; not clear. The outcome is doubtful; a doubtful result.
3. uncertain but rather unlikely, unhopeful etc. It is doubtful whether this will work; a doubtful improvement.
4. suspicious. He's rather a doubtful character.
ˈdoubtfully adverb
ˈdoubtfulness noun
ˈdoubtless adverb
probably. John has doubtless told you about me.
beyond doubt
certain(ly). Beyond doubt, they will arrive tomorrow; His honesty is beyond doubt.
in doubt
uncertain. The result of the dispute is still in doubt.
no doubt
surely; probably. No doubt you would like to see your bedroom; He will come back again tomorrow, no doubt.
References in classic literature ?
When my convivial host discovered that he had told me so much, and that I was prone to doubtfulness, his foolish pride assumed the task the old vintage had commenced, and so he unearthed written evidence in the form of musty manuscript, and dry official records of the British Colonial Office to support many of the salient features of his remarkable narrative.
Any doubtfulness of the fact, or any circumstance of mitigation, was never disregarded: but the petitions of an offender, or the intercessions of others, did not in the least affect him.
When I first stepped into the garden, and while I was securing the door again on the inner side, I own to having felt a certain guilty doubtfulness about what might happen next.
Our new lodgings cost us more than the smaller and less convenient rooms which we had left, and the claim thus implied on my increased exertions was strengthened by the doubtfulness of our future prospects.
16), a tellingly convoluted phrase whose doubtfulness is confirmed by the intelligence that, in later life, the composer usually went to church, not on his own, but only when visiting aristocratic friends and patrons (p.
The event, that will go on from 13-15 October, will give attendees key details essential to try and defeat the doubtfulness and assist seek ahead in 2016.
Americans' doubtfulness about the long-term viability of Social Security thus would appear to have a basis in reality.
And because it is requisite that no man should come to the Holy Communion but with a full trust in God's mercy, and with a quiet conscience, therefore if there be any of you which by the means aforesaid, cannot quiet his own conscience, but requireth further comfort or counsel, then let him come to me, or some other discreet and learned minister of God's Word, and open his grief that he may receive such ghostly counsel, advice, and comfort as his conscience may be relieved, and that by the ministry of God's Word he may receive comfort and the benefit of absolution, to the quieting of his conscience, and avoiding of all scruple and doubtfulness.