Doubt vs Stickle - What's the difference?
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Doubt is a related term of stickle.
In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between doubt and stickle
is that doubt
is (obsolete) to fill with fear; to affright while stickle
is (obsolete) to contend, contest, or altercate, especially in a pertinacious manner on insufficient grounds.
As nouns the difference between doubt and stickle
is that doubt
is uncertainty, disbelief while stickle
is (uk|dialect) a shallow rapid in a river.
As verbs the difference between doubt and stickle
is that doubt
is (ambitransitive) to lack confidence in; to disbelieve, question, or suspect while stickle
is (obsolete) to act as referee or arbiter; to mediate.
* (l) (obsolete)
- 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 .
* benefit of the doubt
* beyond a shadow of a doubt
* beyond doubt
* beyond reasonable doubt
* doubting Thomas
* no doubt
* reasonable doubt
* shadow of a doubt
* without doubt
(ambitransitive) To lack confidence in; to disbelieve, question, or suspect.
- He doubted that was really what you meant.
- Even in matters divine, concerning some things, we may lawfully doubt
(archaic) To fear; to suspect.
* 1819 , Lord Byron, Don Juan , I.186:
- To try your love and make you doubt of mine.
(obsolete) To fear; to be apprehensive of.
* R. of Gloucester
- He fled, like Joseph, leaving it; but there, / I doubt , all likeness ends between the pair.
- Edmond [was a] good man and doubted God.
- I doubt some foul play.
(obsolete) To fill with fear; to affright.
* Beaumont and Fletcher
- I of doubted danger had no fear.
- The virtues of the valiant Caratach / More doubt me than all Britain.
(obsolete) To act as referee or arbiter; to mediate.
To argue or struggle (for).
* 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
To raise objections; to argue stubbornly, especially over minor or trivial matters.
(obsolete) To separate, as combatants; hence, to quiet, to appease, as disputants.
- ‘She has other people than poor little you to think about, and has gone abroad with them; so you needn't be in the least afraid she'll stickle this time for her rights.’
(obsolete) To intervene in; to stop, or put an end to, by intervening.
* Sir Philip Sidney
- Which [question] violently they pursue, / Nor stickled would they be.
(obsolete) To separate combatants by intervening.
- They ran to him, and, pulling him back by force, stickled that unnatural fray.
(obsolete) To contend, contest, or altercate, especially in a pertinacious manner on insufficient grounds.
- When he [the angel] sees half of the Christians killed, and the rest in a fair way of being routed, he stickles betwixt the remainder of God's host and the race of fiends.
- Fortune, as she's wont, turned fickle, / And for the foe began to stickle .
- for paltry punk they roar and stickle
- the obstinacy with which he stickles for the wrong
(UK, dialect) A shallow rapid in a river.
(UK, dialect) The current below a waterfall.
* W. Browne
- Patient anglers, standing all the day / Near to some shallow stickle or deep bay.