Doubt vs Timidity - What's the difference?

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Doubt is a related term of timidity.

As nouns the difference between doubt and timidity

is that doubt is uncertainty, disbelief while timidity is shyness.

As a verb doubt

is (ambitransitive) to lack confidence in; to disbelieve, question, or suspect.



Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)


(wikipedia doubt)
  • Uncertainty, disbelief.
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  • 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 .


    (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.
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  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • The virtues of the valiant Caratach / More doubt me than all Britain.




  • shyness
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