Doubt vs Discuss - What's the difference?

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Doubt is a related term of discuss.


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between doubt and discuss

is that doubt is (obsolete) to fill with fear; to affright while discuss is (obsolete) to communicate, tell, or disclose (information, a message, etc).

As verbs the difference between doubt and discuss

is that doubt is (ambitransitive) to lack confidence in; to disbelieve, question, or suspect while discuss is (obsolete|transitive) to drive away, disperse, shake off; said especially of tumors.

As a noun doubt

is uncertainty, disbelief.

doubt

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Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(wikipedia doubt)
  • Uncertainty, disbelief.
  • *
  • It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street.. He halted opposite the Privy Gardens, and, with his face turned skywards, listened until the sound of the Tower guns smote again on the ear and dispelled his doubts .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (ambitransitive) To lack confidence in; to disbelieve, question, or suspect.
  • He doubted that was really what you meant.
  • * Hooker
  • Even in matters divine, concerning some things, we may lawfully doubt
  • * Dryden
  • To try your love and make you doubt of mine.
  • (archaic) To fear; to suspect.
  • * 1819 , Lord Byron, Don Juan , I.186:
  • He fled, like Joseph, leaving it; but there, / I doubt , all likeness ends between the pair.
  • (obsolete) To fear; to be apprehensive of.
  • * R. of Gloucester
  • Edmond [was a] good man and doubted God.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I doubt some foul play.
  • * Spenser
  • I of doubted danger had no fear.
  • (obsolete) To fill with fear; to affright.
  • *
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • The virtues of the valiant Caratach / More doubt me than all Britain.

    discuss

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To drive away, disperse, shake off; said especially of tumors.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.i:
  • For she was giuen all to fleshly lust, / And poured forth in sensuall delight, / That all regard of shame she had discust , / And meet respect of honour put to flight
  • * Rambler
  • a pomade of virtue to discuss pimples
  • * Sir H. Wotton
  • Many arts were used to discuss the beginnings of new affection.
  • To converse or debate concerning a particular topic.
  • Let's sit down and discuss this rationally.
    I don't wish to discuss this further. Let's talk about something else.
  • (obsolete) To communicate, tell, or disclose (information, a message, etc.).
  • * , Merry Wives of Windsor , act 1, sc. 3:
  • Nym : I will discuss the humour of this love to Page.
  • * , Henry V , act 4, sc. 1:
  • Pistol : Discuss unto me; art thou officer? Or art thou base, common and popular?
  • To break to pieces; to shatter.
  • To deal with, in eating or drinking.
  • * Sir S. Baker
  • We sat quietly down and discussed a cold fowl that we had brought with us.
  • To examine or search thoroughly; to exhaust a remedy against, as against a principal debtor before proceeding against the surety.
  • Synonyms

    * (converse about a topic) betalk, debate, talk about

    Derived terms

    * discussant * discusser * discussion * discuss to death * discuss Uganda

    See also

    * argue