from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A doubting or questioning attitude or state of mind; dubiety. See Synonyms at uncertainty.
- n. Philosophy The ancient school of Pyrrho of Elis that stressed the uncertainty of our beliefs in order to oppose dogmatism.
- n. Philosophy The doctrine that absolute knowledge is impossible, either in a particular domain or in general.
- n. Philosophy A methodology based on an assumption of doubt with the aim of acquiring approximate or relative certainty.
- n. Doubt or disbelief of religious tenets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The practice or philosophy of being a skeptic.
- n. A studied attitude of questioning and doubt
- n. The doctrine that absolute knowledge is not possible
- n. A methodology that starts from a neutral standpoint and aims to acquire certainty though scientific or logical observation.
- n. Doubt or disbelief of religious doctrines
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An undecided, inquiring state of mind; doubt; uncertainty.
- n. The doctrine that no fact or principle can be certainly known; the tenet that all knowledge is uncertain; Pyrrohonism; universal doubt; the position that no fact or truth, however worthy of confidence, can be established on philosophical grounds; critical investigation or inquiry, as opposed to the positive assumption or assertion of certain principles.
- n. A doubting of the truth of revelation, or a denial of the divine origin of the Christian religion, or of the being, perfections, or truth of God.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The entertaining of mistrust, doubt, or disbelief; especially, the reasoning of one who doubts the possibility of knowledge of reality; the systematic doubt which characterizes a philosophical skeptic; specifically, doubt or disbelief of the fundamental doctrines of the Christian religion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge
- n. doubt about the truth of something
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