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Pronunciation: [dˈa͡ʊtfə͡lnəs] (IPA)

Doubtfulness is a state of uncertainty or skepticism about something. There are various synonyms for this word that convey a similar meaning, such as ambiguity, vagueness, skepticism, indecision, uncertainty, hesitation, confusion, or dubiety. Ambiguity suggests a lack of clarity or multiple interpretations. Vagueness denotes a lack of precision or specificity. Skepticism implies a doubt that makes it hard to accept something. Indecision demonstrates the difficulty in making a choice. Uncertainty suggests a lack of information or predictability. Hesitation implies a momentary reluctance or doubt. Confusion suggests a lack of clarity or mixed emotions. Dubiety conveys a sense of uncertainty or doubtfulness that makes decision-making complicated.

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What are the hypernyms for Doubtfulness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for doubtfulness?

The word doubtfulness implies a lack of certainty, trust or confidence in someone, something or a situation. Antonyms for doubtfulness are confidence, assurance, belief, trust, and conviction. Confidence describes the feeling of sureness and assertiveness in oneself or something. Assurance is the act of making someone feel certain or sure about something. Belief refers to the acceptance or conviction that something is true. Trust denotes reliance or dependence on someone or something. Conviction describes firmly held beliefs or opinions about something. The above-mentioned antonyms dispel or negate the presence of uncertainty and skepticism and promote positivity, trust, and faith.

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Usage examples for Doubtfulness

He was reading political economy for the purpose of opening his mind, "extending the scope of one's int'lect," as he said himself, and she watched him as he frowned at the page or puckered up his lips with a characteristic doggedly questioning doubtfulness.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell
A wise doubtfulness prompts conservative minds to throw every mover for change upon the defensive, when liturgical interests are at stake.
"A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer"
William Reed Huntington
He approached his task with "great doubtfulness," fully conscious of the dilemma involved.
"Early Theories of Translation"
Flora Ross Amos

Famous quotes with Doubtfulness

  • Descartes … is distinguished from Bacon in respect of the thoroughness of his education in the Scholastic philosophy and in the profound impression that geometrical demonstration had upon his mind, and the effect of these differences in education and inspiration is to make his formulation of the technique of inquiry more precise and in consequence more critical. His mind is oriented towards the project of an infallible and universal method or research, but since the method he propounds is modelled on that of geometry, its limitation when applied, not to possibilities but to things, is easily apparent. Descartes is more thorough than Bacon in doing his scepticism for himself and, in the end, he recognizes it to be an error to suppose that the method can ever be the sole means of inquiry. The sovereignty of technique turns out to be a dream and not a reality. Nevertheless, the lesson his successors believed themselves to have learned from Descartes was the sovereignty of technique and not his doubtfulness about the possibility of an infallible method.
    René Descartes

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