Doubt, on me.


    Main Entry: doubt

Part of Speech: noun

Definition: lack of faith, conviction; questioning

Synonyms: agnosticism, ambiguity, apprehension, confusion, demurral, difficulty, diffidence, dilemma, disbelief, discredit, disquiet, distrust, dubiety, dubiousness, faithlessness, faltering, fear, hesitancy, hesitation, incertitude, incredulity, indecision, irresolution, lack of confidence, misgiving, mistrust, perplexity, problem, qualm, quandary, rejection, reluctance, scruple, skepticism, suspense, suspicion, uncertainty, vacillation, wavering

Antonyms: belief, certainty, confidence, dependence, faith, reliance, trust

Impact on society

Doubt sometimes tends to call on reason.

Doubt may encourage people to hesitate before acting, and/or to apply more rigorous methods. Doubt may have particular importance as leading towards disbelief or non-acceptance.