WOTW: doubt

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - doubt

 

Doubt” is a verb and a noun. The meaning is the same for both. It is a useful word in discussion. Let’s find out what doubt means.

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The meaning of the noun “doubt” is a feeling of uncertainty or lacking belief in something.

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+ Some doubt has been cast about how safe the new technology is.

+ We had doubts about their plan to marry.

+ It is natural to have some doubts about a big life decision like that.

+ There were strong doubts about whether what he said was true or not.

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The meaning of the verb “doubt” is the same. It means feel uncertain about, not believe, or question the truth of something.

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+ He began to doubt his ability to do the job well.

+ I seriously doubt that extra-terrestrials have visited earth.

+ You shouldn`t have doubted me.

+ It is impossible to doubt that climate change is caused by human action.

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There are a couple of useful phrases we doubt.

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+ The result of the election is not in doubt. (open to question)

+ I have no doubt that she is telling the truth. (shows strong belief something is true)

+ The prosecution proved the case beyond doubt. (no uncertainty)

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The pronunciation is / daʊt /.

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This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.

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この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。

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