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  • 1 doubtless — doubtless, no doubt, undoubtedly, doubtlessly 1. Fowler (1926) rightly noted that doubtless and no doubt, used adverbially, convey probability rather than certainty about what follows, so that They are doubtless [or no doubt] guilty and No doubt… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 Doubtless — Doubt less, a. Free from fear or suspicion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Pretty child, sleep doubtless and secure. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Doubtless — Doubt less, adv. Undoubtedly; without doubt. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 doubtless — index axiomatic, categorical, certain (positive), clear (certain), definite, demonstrable, indubi …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 doubtless — mid 14c. (adv.), mid 15c. (adj.), from DOUBT (Cf. doubt) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Doubtlessly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 doubtless — [adv] certainly; most likely absolutely, apparently, assuredly, clearly, easily, for sure, indisputably, no ifs ands or buts*, of course, ostensibly, positively, precisely, presumably, probably, seemingly, supposedly, surely, truly, undoubtedly,… …

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  • 7 doubtless — ► ADVERB ▪ very probably. DERIVATIVES doubtlessly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 doubtless — [dout′lis] adj. [ME douteles] Rare free from doubt; sure adv. 1. without doubt; certainly 2. probably doubtlessly adv. doubtlessness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 doubtless — [[t]da͟ʊtləs[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group If you say that something is doubtless the case, you mean that you think it is probably or almost certainly the case. He will doubtless try and persuade his colleagues to change their minds... Doubtless he …

    English dictionary

  • 10 doubtless — doubtlessness, n. /dowt lis/, adv. Also, doubtlessly. 1. without doubt; certainly; surely; unquestionably. 2. probably or presumably. adj. 3. free from doubt or uncertainty; certain, sure. [1300 50; ME douteles. See DOUBT, LESS] Syn. 1, 2.… …

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  • 11 doubtless —  , undoubtedly, indubitably   Tonight he faces what is doubtlessly the toughest and loneliest choice of his 13 year stewardship of the Palestine Liberation Organization (Washington Post). Since doubtless can be an adverb as well as an adjective,… …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 12 doubtless — 1. adjective Characterized by or experiencing no doubt at all, certain; undoubted; undoubting. There are those who have doubtless faith in revelation. 2. adverb Without doubt; very probably, in all likelihood; doubtlessly …

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  • 13 doubtless — doubt|less [ˈdautləs] adv used when saying that something is almost certain to happen or be true ▪ Doubtless there would be dozens of photographers waiting for her …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 doubtless — doubt|less [ dautləs ] adverb * used for saying that you are certain that something is true or will happen although you have no definite proof: It was doubtless his own fault …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 doubtless — adverb formal used when saying something that you believe to be true although you have no proof: Renee was doubtless reassured by the news …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 doubtless — adverb Henry was doubtless glad of the opportunity Syn: undoubtedly, indubitably, doubtlessly, no doubt; unquestionably, indisputably, undeniably, incontrovertibly, irrefutably; certainly, surely, of course, indeed …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 doubtless */ — UK [ˈdaʊtləs] / US adverb used for saying that you are certain that something is true or will happen although you have no definite proof It was doubtless his own fault …

    English dictionary

  • 18 doubtless — I. adverb Date: 14th century 1. without doubt 2. probably II. adjective Date: 14th century free from doubt ; certain • doubtlessly adverb • doubtlessness …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 DOUBTLESS — Doppler and Ultrasound Guided Balloon Therapeutics for Coronary Lesions [study] …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 doubtless — Synonyms and related words: absolutely, admittedly, assumably, assured, believing, beyond doubt, beyond question, by all odds, certain, certainly, confident, convinced, definitely, devout, dogmatic, dollars to doughnuts, doubtlessly, faithful,… …

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