doubtless


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doubt·less

 (dout′lĭs)
adv.
1. Certainly: The wind was doubtless a factor.
2. Presumably; probably: as you doubtless already know.
adj.
Certain; assured.

doubt′less·ly adv.

doubtless

(ˈdaʊtlɪs)
adv (sentence substitute or sentence modifier)
1. certainly
2. probably
adj
certain; assured
ˈdoubtlessness n

doubt•less

(ˈdaʊt lɪs)

adv. Also, doubt′less•ly.
1. without doubt; certainly.
2. probably; presumably.
adj.
3. certain; sure.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.doubtless - without doubt; certainly; "it's undoubtedly very beautiful"

doubtless

adverb probably, presumably, most likely She took off her shoes, doubtless because her feet hurt.

doubtless

adverb
Translations
دونَ شَك، بلا رَيْب
bezpochyby
utvivlsomt
vafalaust, áreiîanlega; sennilega
nedvomno

doubtless

[ˈdaʊtlɪs] ADVsin duda, seguramente

doubtless

[ˈdaʊtləs] adv (= very likely) → sans doute, certainement

doubtless

advsicherlich; this is doubtless truedas stimmt sicherlich

doubtless

[ˈdaʊtlɪs] advsenza dubbio, indubbiamente

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 ?
The latter, likewise, remained by themselves, though they knew doubtless that there was likely to be a strenuous race for the possession of the idol of gold, then, it was presumed, buried deep in some forest-covered city.
Molly Bawn' was painted in large blue letters on the glossy white sides of the hotel bus, and `Molly' was engraved inside Johnnie's ring and on his watch-case-- doubtless on his heart, too.
They would doubtless remain away till the dinner hour.
But he stops; the private path by which we are to journey is, doubtless, at hand.
By inviting his confidence, she would doubtless draw something from him that would deny or corroborate her father's opinion of his sentiments.
Doubtless, however, the whole story of human existence may be latent in each of them, but with no picturesqueness, externally, that can attract the imagination or sympathy to seek it there.
The immediate cause, however, of the prevalence of supernatural stories in these parts, was doubtless owing to the vicinity of Sleepy Hollow.
It had all been a great worry and, on his own part doubtless, a series of blunders, but he immensely pitied the poor chicks and had done all he could; had in particular sent them down to his other house, the proper place for them being of course the country, and kept them there, from the first, with the best people he could find to look after them, parting even with his own servants to wait on them and going down himself, whenever he might, to see how they were doing.
And, doubtless, my going on this whaling voyage, formed part of the grand programme of Providence that was drawn up a long time ago.
All honor to the Enderbies, therefore, whose house, I think, exists to the present day; though doubtless the original Samuel must long ago have slipped his cable for the great South Sea of the other world.
Perhaps he would have liked to go at some of those fellows with his big clenched fists; but then, doubtless, he realized how little good it would do him.
I have sought to impart this relief to the more serious passages in the book, not only because I believe myself to be justified in doing so by the laws of Art -- but because experience has taught me (what the experience of my readers will doubtless confirm) that there is no such moral phenomenon as unmixed tragedy to be found in the world around us.