doubt [-s] n

ME < OFr dute, doubt.

  1. Uncertainty; fear; scruple; suspicion; hesitancy to believe; fluctuation of mind arising from lack of knowledge or proof; (see Genesis 37:33).
  2. Chance; possibility of disappointment; (see Deuteronomy 28:66).

doubt [-ed, -s] v

ME duten < L. dubitāre, waver in opinion, hesitate.

  1. Question; waver in belief; fluctuate in opinion; (see Matthew 21:21).
  2. Disbelieve; distrust; suspect; (see Matthew 28:17).
  3. Question; consider it improbable; do not expect.