English - Vietnamese Dictionary
doubt /daut/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự nghi ngờ, sự ngờ vực; sự không chắc, sự hồ nghi
- to have doubts about someone: có ý nghi ngờ ai
- to make doubt: nghi ngờ, ngờ vực
- no doubt; without doubt; beyond doubt: không còn nghi ngờ gì nữa, chắc chắn
- there is not a shadow of doubt: không một chút mảy may nghi ngờ
- sự do dự, sự lưỡng lự, sự nghi ngờ
- động từ
- nghi ngờ, ngờ vực; không tin, hồ nghi
- to doubt someone's word: nghi ngờ lời nói của ai, không tin lời nói của ai
- to doubt of someone's success: nghi ngờ sự thành công của ai
- do dự, lưỡng lự, nghi ngại; tự hỏi, không biết
- I doubt whether (if) it can be done: tôi không biết điều đó có thể làm được hay không, tôi tự hỏi không biết điều đó có thể làm được hay không
- (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ), (tiếng địa phương) e rằng, sợ rằng, ngại rằng
- I doubt we are late: tôi e rằng chúng ta muộn mất
+the state of being unsure of something
+uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something
+consider unlikely or have doubts about
+lack confidence in or have doubts about
Advanced English Dictionary
1 disbelieve, discredit, mistrust, distrust, have misgivings (about), question, suspect:
I doubted his ability to beat the record.
2 hesitate, waver, vacillate, fluctuate, scruple, be uncertain, entertain doubts, have reservations:
Who ever doubted about her honesty?
3 uncertainty, hesitation, misgiving, reservation(s), qualm, anxiety, worry, apprehension, disquiet, fear:
He has harboured doubts about the success of the enterprise.
4 distrust, mistrust, suspicion, incredulity, scepticism, dubiousness, dubiety or dubiosity, lack of faith or conviction, irresolution:
Her doubts about his intentions have evaporated.
1 in doubt, dubious, questionable, open to question, problematic, debatable, disputable, uncertain, unpredictable, indeterminate, unsettled, unresolved, conjectural, indefinite, unclear, obscure, vague, anybody's guess, Colloq up in the air:
The result is very doubtful.
2 sceptical, unconvinced, distrustful, mistrustful, suspicious, uncertain, unsure, hesitant, hesitating, vacillating, indecisive:
I am doubtful whether an investigation will yield anything.
3 dubious, questionable, shady, louche, disreputable, controversial:
Those are people of doubtful reputation.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
+ noun [U, C] ~ (about sth)
~ (that ...)
~ (as to sth) a feeling of being uncertain about sth or not believing sth: a feeling of doubt and uncertainty + There is some doubt about the best way to do it. + There is no doubt at all that we did the right thing. + New evidence has cast doubt on the guilt of the man jailed for the crime. + The article raised doubts about how effective the new drug really was. + If you are in any doubt as to whether you should be doing these exercises, consult your doctor. + She knew without a shadow of a doubt that he was lying to her. + Whether he will continue to be successful in future is open to doubt.
Idioms: beyond (any) doubt in a way that shows that sth is completely certain: The research showed beyond doubt that smoking contributes to heart disease. + (law) The prosecution was able to establish beyond reasonable doubt that the woman had been lying.
be in doubt to be uncertain: The success of the system is not in doubt.
have your doubts (about sth) to have reasons why you are not certain about whether sth is good or whether sth good will happen: I've had my doubts about his work since he joined the firm. + It may be all right. Personally, I have my doubts.
if in doubt used to give advice to sb who cannot decide what to do: If in doubt, wear black.
1 used when you are saying that sth is probable: No doubt she'll call us when she gets there.
2 used when you are saying that sth is certainly true: He's made some great movies. There's no doubt about it.
without / beyond doubt used when you are giving your opinion and emphasizing the point that you are making: This meeting has been, without doubt, one of the most useful we have had so far.
more at BENEFIT n.
1 to feel uncertain about sth; to feel that sth is not true, will probably not happen, etc: There seems no reason to doubt her story. + 'Do you think England will win?'-'I doubt it.' + [V (that)] I never doubted (that) she would come. + [V wh-] I doubt whether / if the new one will be any better.
2 [VN] to not trust sb/sth; to not believe sb: I had no reason to doubt him.
considerable, grave, real, serious, severe | slight
Without the slightest doubt this is a remarkable exhibition.
| gnawing, lingering, nagging, niggling | growing, increasing | personal, private
He made clear his own private doubts about it.
We have established beyond all reasonable doubt that the painting was indeed by Rembrandt.
VERB + DOUBT
His failure to appear raises serious doubts as to his reliability.
| entertain, feel, harbour, have
She still felt the same niggling doubt: was he really telling the truth?
| express, voice | clear up, dispel, remove, resolve
The announcement dispelled any doubts as to the prince's intentions.
| cast, throw
Her record of dismissals casts doubt on her ability to hold down a job.
| call sth into, throw sth into
The proposed development has been thrown into doubt by the decision.
| be open to
Their honesty is open to doubt.
DOUBT + VERB
Doubts have arisen over the viability of the schedule.
Considerable doubt exists as to the precise origin of this custom.
| persist, remain | surround sth
From the start, doubts surrounded her claim to be the missing heiress.
beyond (a/all/any) ~
The evidence proves beyond doubt that he is innocent.
| in ~
The arrangements for the event still seemed to be in doubt. If in doubt, consult your doctor.
| without (a) ~
She is without a doubt the best tennis player I know.
| ~ about/over
Some committee members still harboured doubts about the plans.
beyond/without a shadow of (a) doubt
This proves without a shadow of doubt that we were right.
| have your doubts about sth
They say they'll be here on time, but I have my doubts about that. verb
seriously, very much
I never seriously doubted his story.
Lee privately doubted the truth of this statement.
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