American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Certainly: The wind was doubtless a factor.
- adv. Presumably; probably: as you doubtless already know.
- adj. Certain; assured.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Free from doubt; indubitable.
- Having no fear; free from fear of danger; secure.
- Without doubt; without objection or uncertainty; unquestionably; often, with weakened sense, presumably, probably.
- adj. Characterized by or experiencing no doubt at all, certain; undoubted; undoubting.
- adv. Without doubt; very probably, in all likelihood; doubtlessly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Free from fear or suspicion.
- adv. Undoubtedly; without doubt.
- adv. without doubt; certainly.
- From doubt + -less. (Wiktionary)
“There doubtless is some wishful thinking in all this.”
“Though of course many people there are good, civilized sorts, there is also below the surface for many people an attitude of ‘every man for himself’ which doubtless comes from a society which has been poor and oppressed for a long, long time.”
“It's statistically a good guess, and doubtless is intended as a compliment, but one should never assume, and real dialog would be better.”
“Charles Burns is a name doubtless familiar to anyone who's followed alternative comics in the last couple of decades, with his teen horror opus Black Hole being his defining work thus far.”
“Forgive and forget" is a phrase doubtless invented by perpetrators and their enablers so that all of the abused will just shut the hell up about it.”
“And my expression doubtless told her I didn't want to talk about what we once had.”
“Of the above families, I have not been able to find very much about the Barkworths, who took their name doubtless from East Barkwith, where they had property.”
“Rest tranquil, fair one; the phrase doubtless sounds harshly to your delicate, aristocratic ears.”
“This great change which began with the inventions of machinery in the late eighteenth century doubtless is not closed with the development of atomic energy.”
“Yes, we could cull examples of chivalry doubtless from the annals of every nation, but it seems to me-and I hope I am not influenced by national prejudice in this belief-that there is no race that is so instinctively and naturally chivalrous as the Anglo-Saxon race, and no nation that is so naturally and instinctively chivalrous as the British nation.”
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Words ending with *more or *less, more or less. Many of theses terms also appear on the list The -less Said, which see.
Boosters in academic language, from Ken Hyland in Appendix 3 of Disciplinary Discourses (2000; Harlow, Essex:
Poetrie by the author of The Red Badge of Courage
by Stephen Crane
Perceiving the pathway to truth,
Was struck with astonishme...
Looking for tweets for doubtless.